Melon de Bourgognevariety
At Domaine du Bourgeais, we have chosen and are committed to growing a single and unique grape variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Melon B. is the region’s emblematic grape and is the single variety used to produce Muscadet Sèvre et Maine.
Producing exclusively this variety has always been an obvious choice at the estate, since a very diverse range of wines can be made when Melon is allowed to express itself.
At Domaine du Bourgeais, our Melon de Bourgogne grows on five separate plots with different soils comprising varying degrees of sand, and a subsoil of micaschist or orthogneiss. The age of the vines varies from five to 70 years.
Each plot is made into a separate wine, in underground or stainless steel vats. This allows us to offer a broad range of Melon de Bourgogne wines made with different maturation processes, such as oak ageing, a short period on lees (4 months), or long lees ageing (20 months).
these grapes variety is very well-known in the Nantes vineyard area. It produces our IGP Gamay Rosé, our IGP Merlot Rosé “A’rosez l’été” (understand here:literally watering summer/drink raising a glass to summer), and our Red Merlot. Our Gamay and Merlot vines are trellistied. This gives to the grape a better exposition exposure to the sun and reduces deseases the risks of disease.