Domaine de Bellevue - Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Gaia Cuvee Ovoide 2019


Jérôme Bretaudeau spent 13 years with the winemaker Alain Gaubert as vineyards manager. In 2001, he moved to the Domaine de Bellevue, in Grétigné in the Pays Nantais. At the time, he exploited the 2 hectares of vines which he had inherited from his father. Today, the 15-hectare vineyard is divided into white (10 hectares) and red (5 hectares).

Jérome Bretaudeau is known for his extravagance, both in the grape varieties he cultivates and in the winemaking techniques he uses. He is the owner of Melon de Bourgogne vines (90%), as well as Chardonnay, Savagnin, Folle Blanche, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Gris, which are rather rare in Nantes. In red, the distribution is 40% Cabernet Franc, 12% Gamay noir with white juice, 40% Merlot, 20% Pinot Noir and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. He experiments a lot and has stainless steel tanks, tuns, barrels, concrete eggs and amphorae for his vinification and aging.

Gaia is made from Melon de Bourgogne, vines planted in the 1960's and cultivated on a Gabbro terroir (volcanic rock rich in minerals). Indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged 18 to 24 months in concrete egg-shaped tanks.

Certified organic (since 2012) and biodynamic (Biodyvin, as of 2020).

Producer: Domaine de Bellevue

Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Varietal: Melon de Bourgogne

Appellation: Muscadet

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml