|Appellation||AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine|
|Grape variety||Melon de Bourgogne|
|Vineyard||40-year-old, organically-farmed vines. Tilling of soils and manual harvest, with sorting on the plot.|
|Winemaking & Ageing||Pressing in a pneumatic press and selection of musts. Cold settling. Aged nine months on lees, in underground vats, with regular stirring of lees.|
|Food-wine pairings||Ideal as an aperitif, with appetizers, salads and shellfish.|
Bel Abord is a superb vineyard plot facing the village of Saint Fiacre and overlooking the river Maine. The gneiss bedrock, the vineyard’s orientation facing the rising sun and Muscadet’s unique Melon variety bring freshness, minerality and intensely fruity notes to this Muscadet, along with good body and a nice saline finish.
|Wine Enthusiast||Food & Wine Magazine||Jancis Robinson|