Third-generation winemaker Bernard Landron had been working with his brother Jo in the heart of the Muscadet area, before moving in 2002 to the lesser-known and therefore cheaper area of Ancenis, just northeast of Nantes. Initially his whole production was sold in bulk, but when eldest son Benoît returned in 2008 after earning his degree in viticulture and oenology, they started to bottle their own wine, with organic conversion beginning in 2010. Today the father-son team farms a patchwork of around 70 acres planted to a mix of varietals, both red and white.
cool climate influenced by the Atlantic and the Loire River, soil is gneiss, schist, granite
delicious and chillable Gamay to share with friends at a picnic
rhubarb, mineral core, refreshing, crunchy
region: Muscadet/Ancenis, western Loire, France
style: snappy light red
farming/cellar: certified organic, ambient yeast, 6 months in steel tanks (no oak), unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly