Rediscover the rare and forgotten grape varieties of the Loire Valley, which passion for the land and know-how are bringing back to life.
Off the beaten track, a few winegrowers are defending their "Treasures of yesteryear", and preserving biodiversity by conserving plots of land planted with rare grape varieties.

Story

The wine
Malvoisie is a forgotten grape variety that has been revived by passion for the land and know-how.
It is the local name of the famous Pinot gris, well known in Alsace. Malvoisie is mainly grown on the steep slopes overlooking the Loire in the Ancenis region. The micaschist soil and the particular microclimate created by the Loire (morning fogs) allow a superb maturation of the grapes. Malvoisie is historically vinified as demi-sec or moelleux.
Vinification
Harvesting of ripe grapes with ripe fruit aromas.Pellicular maceration to enhance these aromas. Fermentation at a controlled temperature (18°C) to preserve the aromatic potential of the grapes. Cold settling to obtain a semi-dry wine.
Ageing
Aged on fine lees before bottling.
Varietals
Malvoisie : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve chilled between 10-12°C.
Tasting notes
Golden yellow colour. Exuberant nose with notes of yellow grapefruit and juicy pear accompanied by a hint of honey and minerality. The palate is round and ample, and carried by a persistent sweetness of muscat.
Food and wine pairings
It is a particularly pleasant wine in the mouth and very easy to match. It goes very well with aperitifs (toasts of semi-cooked foie gras), terrines, creamy white meats, blue-veined cheeses and fine tarts (pear and almond).