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Domain: Domaine de l'Ecu

We’re off to Muscadet! Frédéric Niger’s Domaine de l’Ecu is one of the region’s landmark properties. His fine terroir wines, organic, biodynamic and natural, will convince those who taste it of Muscadet’s capacity to produce truly fine wines.

Domaine de l'Ecu lies south-east of Nantes in the heart of Muscadet wine country. The 21 hectare property used to be owned by the Bossard family and was converted to organic viticulture in 1972 (certified in 1975) and biodynamic viticulure in 1992 (certified in 1996) by Guy Bossard. In 2010, Frédéric Niger, a serious wine enthusiast, bought the domain, abandoning his career in IT to study viticulture and oenology and to learn the craft alongside Guy Bossard. The transition was smooth and Guy worked with Frédéric for several years to pass on his know-how. The wines here are cultivated through Massal selection and tended with the utmost care (biodynamic). Winemaking processes are as low intervention as possible, using indigenous yeasts, an absolute minimum of sulphur, and amphorae (the property owns some 80 amphorae of varying capacities, sourced primarily from the South of France and Northern Italy). The wines show a great affinity with their terroir which is expressed in a potent mineral quality, achieved without the use of additives. This domain is truly in a class of its own in Muscadet and is well worth discovering.

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Domaine de l'Ecu
: All wines from this producer

Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine  Orthogneiss

Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine Orthogneiss - Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine (White)

100% melon de bourgogne

Sublimate this Muscadet by pairing with Asian food.

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Vin de France  Ange

Vin de France Ange - Vin de France (Red)

100% Pinot noir

Pinot Noir from the Loire offers a perfect balance of power and grace.

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Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine  Expression de Granite

Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine Expression de Granite - Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine (White)

100% melon de Bourgogne

A wine whose name accounts for its colour. With astonishing complexity and minerality, this Muscadet leaves no one indifferent.

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Vin de France Carpe Diem - Vin de France (White)

100% melon de Bourgogne

This excellent Muscadet white is matured in amphorae and truly natural (biodynamic, no filtering or fining and no additional sulphur). A rich, creamy and delicate wine.

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Vin de France (ex-Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine)  Taurus

Vin de France (ex-Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine) Taurus - Vin de France (ex-Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine) (White)

100% melon de bourgogne

Un muscadet unique en son genre, profond, tendu, minéral et au grand potentiel de garde, produit par l'un des domaines les plus en vogue de cette appellation montante.

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Vin de France  Méphisto

Vin de France Méphisto - Vin de France (Red)

100% Cabernet franc

Expressive, taut and delicate, this cuvée is the perfect partner to meat dishes.

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Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine  Classique

Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine Classique - Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine (White)

100% melon de bourgogne

Once again this domain has produced a wine which marries great minerality and a soft texture.

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Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine  Expression de Gneiss

Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine Expression de Gneiss - Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine (White)

100% melon de bourgogne

Pair this perfectly balanced wine - offering a soft texture and fresh attack - with fatty fish. A guaranteed winner.

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Vin de France Muse - Vin de France (Rosé)

100 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Un superbe rosé, réalisé grâce par un domaine certifié de l'Agriculture Biologique depuis 1975 et produit depuis du cabernet franc. Nous l'apprécions pour sa jolie palette d'arômes de petits fruits rouges.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
“Frédéric treats his vines biodynamically and strives for the most natural vinification possible. You can feel the burst of fruit and the aromatics opening up in a wine that is anything but artificial. Beyond the superb Muscadets Classic, Granite, Orthogneiss and Taurus, this wine maker experiments with 28 Vin de France cuvée vinified in amphora. These lively wines will bring everyone out of their comfort zones when it comes to taste.”
RVF
  • Bettane & Desseauve
“Whether it’s Expression de Gneiss, Expression d’Orthogneiss or Expression de Granite, these cuvées are excellent expression of the natural minerality of their terroir. The finer cuvées absolutely need to mature in the cellar.”
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