oz wine company | 41 Rogers road, haverhill Ma | 978-373-9463

Domaine Les haut Noelles

 

Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles is a family property founded in 1930 in the village of St Leger les Vignes. A manuscript referred to vines being grown in the village as early as 1180.St Leger les Vignes is a small town located about 15 kilometres south-west of Nantes and is part of Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu, the earliest Nantes vineyard appellation.  Mainly planted with Melon de Bourgogne grape variety and located on the edge of Grandlieu Lake – the largest natural lake in France - and 30 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyard mainly produces Muscadets of great freshness with notes of white flowers and citrus fragrances.

The domain spreads over 25 hectares of the following vines : Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu and Gros Plant (AOP / AOC) and Vins de Pays du Val de Loire IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) Grape varieties : Gamay, Chardonnay, Grolleau Gris and Grolleau Noir, Merlot and Cabernet.A new step was taken in 2010 when Jean Pierre Guédon bought Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles. An entrepreneur with a passion for wine, Jean-Pierre has mobilized a young crew of competent and motivated workers around him in order to bring the domain to still higher levels of achievement.

 

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT : AN ORGANIC VINEYARD

To preserve the environment, Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles is committed to a process of organic farming. For many years, no herbicide has been used in order to come back to older practices such as ploughing which allow our wines to enhance the expression of the soil and the work in the vines. Similarly, we have excluded all chemical from our plots favouring natural products based on copper, sulphur or  plants (horsetail tea, nettle - essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus ...).  Today, every white wine produced in Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles is certified organic by ECOCERT.

Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu Sur Lie Les Parcelles 

VARIETAL: Melon de Bourgogne

VINEYARD: The grapes are spread across 7 hectares of vineyards on their estate

VINE AGE: 30 years on average

SOIL: Shallow Sand and clay on mica/schist. 

FARMING: Certified Organic.

VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvested both by hand and machine. To juice is settled and fermented at 18°C, with each plot being vinified separately. Wines are kept on their lees, without racking - blending and bottling are done in early spring.

Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Chardonnay Le Pré Fleuri

VARIETAL: Chardonnay

VINE AGE: Planted in 2000

SOIL: Gravel and sandy loam

FARMING: Certified Organic by ECOCERT

VINIFICATION: Grapes are hand picked and after pressing the juice goes directly into 450 litre oak barrels for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Aged for about 8 to 10 months with stirring.

Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Hého Le Rouge

VARIETAL: 45% Grolleau Noir, 45% Gamay and 10% Cabernet Franc (the blend may vary from vintage to vintage)

VINE AGE: 15-20 years

FARMING: Certified organic.

SOIL: Sany loam and micaschist

VINIFICATION: Grapes are manually harvested, with the Gamay and Grolleau going through carbonic maceration. The Cab Franc is de-stemmed and traditionally macerated for 5 days with daily pumping over. The fermentation takes place in both vats and barrels.

OZ WINE COMPANY | 41 ROGERS ROAD, HAVERHILL MASSACHUSETTS 01835 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | P: 978-373-9463 F: 978-373-4583