Melon de Bourgogne

Domaine de l’Écu

Guy Bossard (AKA The Pope of Muscadet) was one of the earlier adopters of biodynamic agriculture in the Loire. As none of his kids wanted to take over his 23ha when Guy retired, he took the help of Fred Niger van Herck who has since added several new cuvées to the domaine’s portfolio, including cuvées made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Folle Blanche and Chardonnay, in addition to the existing Muscadet offerings. The domaine also produces a ‘méthode traditionelle’ ('La Divina') and a many, many wines aged in amphora.

Jo Landron

Almost as famous for his wines as he is for his moustache, Jo Landron’s work has helped move the reputation of Muscadet up to new levels in recent years. His vineyard sits on a soil makeup of clay, iron silicate, magnesium, quartz and sandstone. Certified organic since 2002, his approach to biodiversity in the vineyard sees the soils thriving with lambs lettuce and many other treats for the insect underworld that buzzes with life below happy vines. Jo tends to choose harvesting his grapes late to ensure maximum juiciness to complement the mineral profile of the wines.