|Appellation||AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Goulaine|
|Grape variety||Melon de Bourgogne|
|Vineyard||Plot selection from 40-year-old, low-yield vines. South-easterly facing plot. Organic wine. Tilling of soils and manual harvest, with sorting on the plot.|
|Winemaking & Ageing||Pressing of whole bunches in a pneumatic press and selection of musts. Gentle cold settling. Fermentation with natural yeasts. Aged 24 months on lees, in underground vats.|
|Food-wine pairings||Can be enjoyed as an aperitif, or with fish, poultry or exotic cuisine.|
La Butte de la Roche towers over the marshland of Goulaine like the bow of a ship and its slopes are the first harvested of the region. On this terroir of serpentinite, very light sandy soils give wines with a lovely round texture and notes of citrus and very ripe fruits. The mild microclimate created by the surrounding marshes and the south-easterly facing orientation of the slope make this the terroir with the earliest grapes in the whole appellation.