Château de la Bretonnerie
The Château de la Bretonnerie vineyard covers 7 hectares within the commune of La Haye-Fouassière, the historic heart of the Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine appellation.
The plots occupy a plateau and the base of a slope. The vines face northeast, on a gentle slope. The altitude varies between 30 and 42 metres.
The contiguous parcel is planted on shallow well drained soils sand and silt. The grapes ripen early and the quality remains consistent from year to year.
Château de la Bretonnerie stands out for possessing 2 distinct bedrocks. On the one hand, a light-coloured, siliceous and mica-rich rock, known as “biotite leptynite and muscovite”. On the other, a darker, porous rock called “amphibolite”.
From these two types of soil are born rich, complex wines based upon the expression of fully ripe fruit.