Type of Wine: Red Wine
Region: Loire Valley
Producer: Domaine le Fay D'Homme
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Viticulture: Natural Wine / Biodynamic / Certified Organic
Climate: Temperate oceanic influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, with precipitation evenly spread throughout the year
Terroir: Southwest facing vineyards exposed to high winds which creates perfect growing conditions on its limey soils.
Ageing: Maceration of 28 days with several pumping overs and cap punching. Aged for 12 months in stoneware amphora
Colour: Ruby red
Palate: Notes of black fruits over a structured palate with well-integrated tannins over a silky finish
Food Pairings: Roasted pork, beef stew and burger
About the Winery:
In the heart of the appellation Muscadet Sevre et Maine, at le Fay d’Homme near Monnières, the Caillé family have been winegrowers for 5 generations. Vincent Caillé, who took over the family vineyard in 1986, is part of a new generation of wine-growers who decided to pursue a policy of uncompromising quality. With great passion, he produces Muscadet Sevre et Maine of high expression on different type of soils (gneiss, gabbro and orthogneiss). Grown organically since 1996, the vines blossom on living soils that have recovered their wild tulips, a protected species affected for a long time by chemical treatments in the region. Vincent Caillé is one of the few winegrowers from Nantes who produces organic Muscadet – an exceptional feat due to the oceanic climate and the propensity of Melon to welcome mildew. In the cellar, he vinifies his wines in the traditional way with indigenous yeast and long ageing on lees.