Domaine des Cognettes is a family wine property for 6 generations, in 1990, Stéphane and Vincent took over their parents’ vineyard.
'We cultivated grapevines in orientation at organic farming since the year 2009. The organic farming is therefore a logical extension of our philosophy; our goal is to provide our vines in best conditions of life and in a healthy environment to preserve the authenticity of our wines. It is also a choice for the health of all. We made this choice per conviction; it’s a real logical suite of our philosophy and beautiful story. Our vineyard work is to respect the biodiversity, respect our vines, our soil and our terroir. We want wines to natural taste, unique wines and the best possible. Wines produced without risk of our health.'
The Domaine des Cognettes is on a rich soil made of eruptive and metamorphic rocks, over a layer of sand, pebbles and clay lying on granite and gabbro. Very close to the Atlantic Ocean, our vineyard enjoys a temperate climate. Regular rain brings the water the vines need, the wind dries out the excess of humidity and the mildness of the summer sun does the rest.
A lively, richer Muscadet that's pleasurable both on its own or with a classic match of oysters. This wine comes from the local Melon de Bourgogne grape variety, grown on stony Gabbro soils. Gabbro is a unique igneous-based rock, which produces rich wines in this coastal region of France.
The nose, of a beautiful intensity and great freshness, develops varied aromas combining floral notes (acacia and rose), citrus fruits and white-fleshed fruits. On the palate, lemony liveliness and a slightly mineral hint combine perfectly with a beautiful structure. This wine exudes freshness and lightness, characteristic of aging on lees.
This wine will cellar beautifully over the next 8-12 years building excellent complexity and ripe fruit characteristics.
- Loire Valley
- Melon de Bourgogne