Domaine de L’Ecu is in the appellation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, near the city of Nantes, on the Atlantic Coast of France. More specifically, it consists of 22 hectaires in La Bretonnière near the town of Le Landreau, in an area that benefits from significant winds off of the Atlantic that play a key role in moderating the temperature and helping to prevent diseases that occur in otherwise wet viticultural areas.
The 2018 Orthogneiss is a succulent wine that has a sense of calm as it seamlessly caresses the palate. It’s a substantial Muscadet, embracing the palate with its roundness. The aromas are subtle. Expect apple peel and white flowers followed up with a stony sensation on the finish, which is given length through its fine vein of acidity. An unconventional Muscadet for unconventional people. [91 Points, Rebecca Gibb MW – November 2021, vinous.com]