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WELCOME TO THE DOMAINE 

LOUIS MÉTAIREAU GRAND-MOUTON

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine haut de gamme

A UNIQUE ESTATE AT THE HEART OF THE APPELLATION

AN AUTHENTIC AND SHARED

SAVOIR-FAIRE AND PASSION

Jean-François Guilbaud

Owner - Wine grower

Marie-Luce Métaireau

Owner - Wine grower

 

We are both descended from a long line of viticulturists and were born and raised in the vineyards, yet we are keen to make our mark on our own generation of wine, whilst respecting ancestral knowledge through the culture of the vines and the creation of exceptional cuvées.

Each year, for each vintage, we make sure that our vines give their very best to offer you truly great cuvées of Muscadet.

VITICULTURE

WINE-MAKING

After the harvest in September, what happens in our cellars? After resting on their lees over the winter in our concrete and glass vats, the cuvées are rigorously selected before being bottled in spring. This maturation phase or "mise sur lie" is an ancestral, artisanal practice. In the spring following each harvest, the wine is siphoned off from above its lees, without stirring or filtering beforehand. To continue this tradition, the majority of our production is bottled in this manner, via simple gravity. 

SHARING

Sharing and conviviality are the ultimate goal of our work all year long. Our domain is located in the heart of the appellation and at the heart of our preoccupations, with the perfect balance between ancestral traditions and cutting-edge innovation. Convinced that very good wine should not be reserved for connoisseurs, we want our Muscadet to be enjoyed everywhere, by everyone. This is why our Louis Metaireau Grand Mouton Cuvées can be found throughout the world and at all manner of occasions: in a Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo or California, a Parisian brasserie, a lounge bar in New York, or at a family picnic ...

The Louis Metaireau Grand Mouton Domain is located between the Sèvre and Maine rivers, at the heart of the Muscadet Appellation, in the commune of Saint Fiacre sur Maine. The old vines, some of which were planted in 1937, are deeply rooted in an exceptional terroir composed of gneiss, granite, and amphibolite, which give the wine its mineral overtones and freshness. To preserve our older vines for many years to come, we harvest them by hand. We also choose to apply sustainable agricultural techniques or "lutte raisonné", which involves minimising the use of chemicals wherever possible; this method respects the environment and requires precise and constant monitoring of our vines.

EXCEPTIONAL CUVÉES

AND VINTAGES

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A MUSCADET THAT IS RENOWNED AND APPRECIATED WORLDWIDE