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.
This is a sulfur-free, unfiltered Pinot Noir fermented with stems and whole berries for 10 days, followed by nearly 10 months in amphora. Mineral-salt aromas of fresh sour cherry – refreshingly juicy, invigoratingly tart and piquant performance. With barely a hint of tannin, the feel here is attractively polished and the finish lively, buoyant and mouth-watering.