Château Guipière Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine La Grange
Certified HVE3*. Sourced from 40-year-old Muscadet vines planted in shallow soils of disintegrated mica/schist. Matured on the lees for twelve months in order to obtain a well-structured and complex wine. This Muscadet is amazingly aromatic, keenly balanced and very dry, featuring aromas of hazelnuts, crystallized fruits, and hints of fresh apple. A genius pairing with flaky fish.
*The French Ministry of Agriculture developed the Haute Valeur Environnementale or HVE certification in 2001, a three-tiered system that encourages farms and vineyards to focus on increasing biodiversity, decreasing the negative environmental impact of their phyto-sanitary strategy (i.e. measures for the control of plant diseases, reducing the use of pesticides and fungicides), managing their fertilizer inputs, and improving water management. Once an operation has attained the third and most stringent level of the certification process, it is deemed worthy of the title “Haute Valeur Environnementale” or HVE.