Winery from ÉCU
winemaker Fred Niger
Region: Loire Valley (Muscadet)
City: Le Landreau
Grape varieties Wine type : melon de bourgogne, chenin, chardonnay, folle blanche, pinot noir, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon
Surface Winery: 25 ha
Certification: organic wine (AB) and biodynamic (Demeter and Biodyvin)
The wines of Winery de l'Écu
Created by organic and biodynamic pioneer Guy Bossard, Winery de l'Écu in Muscadet is now run by the passionate Fred Niger.
A Winery precursor in biodynamics
The whole of Winery has been certified in Organic Agriculture since 1975 and in Biodynamics since 1998 (Demeter label) on all its 25 hectares. We often tend to forget that a great wine is conceived above all in the vineyard. The Winery de l'Ecu has been aware of this since the 1970s. While others found faith in technological artifices and the standardization of wines, Guy Bossard followed the principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture: ploughing of the soil, controlled yields, de-budding, manual harvesting and respect of the biotope...
|The transition went smoothly, perfectly, for the best of Winery. Without upsetting the sure values, Frédéric concocts more personal vintages (pinot noir, cabernet...), and starts the vinification in amphora. He who gave up his work in Paris to return to his roots in Nantes, is here like a rooster in paste. The length of the ageing process has also been extended (between twelve and seventeen months) in order to develop the idea that Muscadet, in particular, can be a wonderful wine for laying down.|