Domaine de l'Ecu, Orthogneiss, 2019, 750 ml
This wine is part of a new trend where winemakers name their batches after the soil that the grapes are grown in. Orthogneiss imparts a flinty, savory character to this sharp and citrus variety. Read more
REGION: Loire Valley
SUB-REGION: Pays Nantais
VARIETY: Melon De Bourgogne
TERROIR: Top soil is granulous and not very deep (30-50 cm). Sub-soil of orthogneiss, a metamorphosed igneous rock where minerals are arranged in bands. Organically farmed since 1975, biodynamic-demeter certified since 1998. Soil worked manually and yields are kept low. All grapes are hand harvested.
WINEMAKING: Gravity fed with no use of pumps. Wild yeast fermentations with no racking of the must. Only 25 mg of sulfur added between alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Aged on the lees in underground vats for 15-18 months.