100% Melon B
Village of La Chapelle Heulin. Bedrock of gneiss and quartz. Vines planted in 1954. Historical plot of the Papin family, which was for a long time the unique terroir of this family. “Les Pierres Blanches” is the cadastral name of this vineyard plot which that faces the estate, on a hillside of gneiss at the entrance to La Chapelle-Heulin.
Spring soil preparation has been performed in a traditional manner (earthing down and hoeing) throughout the entire estate since 2009. We treat and take care of the vines with natural preparations (no chemical products) and sow cover crops such as pulses and cereals at the end of summer, with close attention to the needs of each crop. We stimulate soil life with one or two applications of horn dung; (preparation 500) in spring and apply a horn silica (preparation 501) after bloom and before harvest if necessary.
Vines are short cut pruned (single guyot) during winter. Vine density is 6,500 plants per hectare.
Careful sorting is carried out in the vineyard by grape harvesters.
Grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press, strength and length of pressing is adapted to each
vintage. Spontaneous fermentation using only natural yeasts. Fermentation and maturation on lees
in underground glass lined vats for ten months, without racking until bottling in summer time 2020.
Serve at 12˚C
Langoustines, ceviche of scallops, salt crusted sea bass, fresh goat’s cheese.
Les Pierres Blanches reveals a fleshy body, beefed up by a saline structure.
‘Guide Vert’, Revue des Vins de France 2019
Les Pierres Blanches 2012 White fruits, grapefruit, full on the palate, oiliness, lots of volume, bright, chalky.
Le Point March 2014
An outstanding success. Great density and depth, a ripe and sappy wine which holds up a rich and nuanced body. A fairly compact Muscadet, with great potential, for which you will need to know how to be patient. Superb saline finish.
Revue des Vins de France Magazine Special 2012
750ml Sommelière Loire bottle
6 or 12 bottle cases
ECOCERT organic agriculture certification
DEMETER biodynamic labelisation