The winery

"Independent winegrower"
Family estate in the heart of the vineyard of Nantes

 

 

 

Wine has been part of the family's history for decades! Since 1680, the estate has been taken over, from father to son, by nine generations of winegrowers!

 

We are situated in the locality La Grange, in the town of Le Landreau, around twenty kilometers at the South-East of Nantes, on the edge of the Loire-Atlantique and the former Brittany. 

 

We mainly produce Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie and Gros Plant sur Lie, flagship products of the vineyard of Nantes. We also produce Loire Valley IGP wines in white, rosé and red.

Raphaël domaine
Photo credit: Christophe Bornet
Raphaël et Rémy domaine

 

 

 

Raphaël is in charge of the 30 hectares of vines since 2010, following his father Rémy. The estate’s name refers to the initials of both the father and the son, who worked together during almost twenty years.

 

Each generation was motivated by the same passion and love for the vine and wine, in order to pass down the best of their experience.

 

 

 

We have joined the « Vignerons Indépendants » charter since several years now, given that we produce and vinify the grapes, and we sell ours wines directly to the customers. This is an assurance of the traceability and the quality of our products.

 

Indeed, our wines are regularly awarded during National Contests (Vignerons Indépendants, Vinalies, Concours Général Agricole), thanks to the anteriority and the expertise why the winery is renowned today.

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We have the opportunity to be located in the heart of the vineyard of Nantes, on a Palaeozoic crystalline base, which is specific to our wine region. We are located at the South-East of the Armorican Massif, at the South-West of the Paris Basin, and at the North of the Basin of Aquitaine. We also enjoy the proximity with the Loire, with the Sèvre and the Maine rivers, and above all with the Atlantic Ocean.  

 

This incredible location gives a great diversity of terroirs: schists, mica schists, gneiss with two micas, etc. Our wines, especially Muscadet, reflect this wealth of terroirs.

 

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We grow the vine while respecting the biodiversity and the soils. We are engaged in a sustainable viticulture with high respect for the environment, with a natural cover planting.

 

Since few years, we have been using a new sustainable method to fight efficiently against two destructive insects in the vines, called grape-worms. At the beginning of the springtime, we drop off in the vines, some little caps with synthetic pheromones, in order to disturb the sexual activity of the grape-worms. Indeed, they can't mate and they don't lay inside the berries.

 

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