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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Chereau Carre Muscadet Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Centenaires 2005
Chereau Carre Muscadet Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Centenaires 2005
(search item no. 106587)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

100 % Melon de Bourgogne from 100+ year old vines. The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity and only by hand. This allows the removal of any parts of the bunch affected by botrytis. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats and continues the process of settling on the lees over a period of several months. The bottling commences seven months after the harvest in May. The minerality of the soil allows the wine to age in the bottle and to continue to its full maturity after several years

The wine develops complex flavors whilst preserving its freshness. Many vintages that are stored in the cellars are appreciated over a decade.

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About Chereau Carre:

The House of Chéreau Carré occupies the most privileged position in the Nantes region of France. This family owned property dates back to the 15th century and features vines that cover over 267 acres of the highest quality soil in the prized region of the Sèvre-et-Maine. Bernard Chéreau currently manages his family’s property. He runs three separate estates within his family’s property: Château de La Chesnaie comes from a 25 year old parcel in the heart of Sèvre-et-Maine, Comte Leloup de Chasseloir is a selection of pre-phyloxerra vineyards dating back to the turn of the last century and Le Clos is a single vineyard of 60 year old Muscadet vines on schist soils. Bernard is passionate about the location of his vines and separating individual parcels within each site. In addition, he keeps multiple vintages on hand because he believes that different vintages show different characteristics that are specific to the wines. Using only indigenous yeast and extended lees contacts, Bernard is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of Muscadet.