66% Melon de Bourgogne, 34% Marsanne. A wine created out of necessity due to the disastrously low yields of the year. Vincent bought fruit from a friend in Ardeche. As such an unusual blend of Marsanne and Melon B. was born. He liked the wine so much he has contuned to make it year on year. The Southern component lends a touch of weight and spice to the austere Melon B.
Vincent has the brightness of eye and jaunty sweater we like in our winemakers. His passion is uncontained and the wines he produces show this, and indeed the level of complexity that the Gneiss and Gabbro soils of the region can produce. He uses lees ageing, large vessels, extended ageing in tank and barrel, and of course he is organic; moving to biodynamic. He is located in Monnieres in the heart of Sèvre et Maine and has a vast array of vineyard locations covering 26 hectares. He has amassed some of the finest vineyards in the region, by careful buying and selling, and now reckons he has the perfect combination of terroirs. Gorges is from the Cru which lies on Gabbro soil from old vines. This is a pure, stainless steel aged cuvée with real depth and charm.