winemaker : Marc Pesnot
Region: Loire Valley
City: Saint Julien de Concelles
Grape varieties : burgundy melon, folle blanche
Surface area Winery: 20 ha
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|The Muscadet of Marc Pesnot, from the Winery of Sénéchalière, are a national or even worldwide success; more than 75% of the harvest is exported (he has a Japanese partner). A winemaker which makes the glory of Muscadet. Another Muscadet! This does a lot, a lot of good! Based in Saint-Julien-de-Concelles, this winemaker , which is still a UFO in the Nantes vineyards, conducts its Winery in the most natural way possible: the grapes are picked by hand, quality takes precedence over quantity, no addition of sugar, artificial yeast or sulphur. Far from the habits of this vineyard, even if more and more winegrowers are rehabilitating these magnificent terroirs. If Marc is where he is today, it is thanks to a revelation in the mid-1990s. Tasting the Beaujolais from Lapierre, the Arbois-Pupillin from Pierre Overnoy and some good bottles from Winery Gramenon fascinates him. He falls under the spell. "I thought this wine was so splendid. Once I had tasted it, I couldn't go back. It's so pure... You can drink a quart at night before going to bed, and the next day not have a headache or cramps!"||After much thought and a lot of advice, in the early 2000s the company turned to Winery and Sénéchalière and became the only one in the area to produce 100% natural wines. From a terroir point of view, Marc Pesnot is equipped. His old vines of Folle Blanche, for example, are seventy years old and have always been handled with care by previous generations, without fertilizers or outside products. Plots of land that produce cuvées that reflect the image of the place. The notion of terroir finds its full place here! To know the other turning point in the trajectory of Marc's wines, we have to go back to the 2007 vintage. That year, he chose to pick his bunches in two passes to obtain a greater homogeneity of maturity. The vats are vinified separately and then blended after tasting. And there, while the vineyards of the Nantes area are struggling to get out of this complex vintage, the returns on Marc's wines are very good. Since then, this logic has been respected every year.|