Pays Nantais > Fiefs Vendéens
Blessed by both ample sun and proximity to the Atlantic’s breezes, this relatively small appellation produces a wealth of wines: white, rosé and red.
Location: The Fiefs Vendéens encompass Mareuil, Brem-sur-Mer, Vix, and Pissotte.
- 480 hectares / 1,186 acres
Soil: The vines grow on brown soil (decomposed mother rock) on the slopes, mainly resting on schist and rhyolite.
Climate: A temperate maritime climate, this appellation benefits from more sunshine than the French national average.
- 25,000 hl / 660,430 gallons
- 60-65 hl/ha white and rosé
- 55-60 hl/ha red
- White: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Grolleau Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
- Red and Rosé: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Négrette
Growing/Production Practices: Approximate density 6,000 vines/hectare with single or double Guyot pruning is used.
- Appearance: Bright, pale straw yellow
- Nose: Fruity aromas of citrus or apples
- Flavors: Refreshing and dry with fresh fruit flavors
- Appearance: Garnet or ruby red
- Nose: Notes of cherry and limestone
- Flavors: Light to medium bodied with brambly fruit and cherry flavors, refreshing acidity and low tannins.
- Appearance: Pale pink
- Nose: Strawberry, herbaceous notes
- Flavors: Fresh and fruity with lively acidity.
- Pair reds with pot-au-feu or roast chicken
- Rosés complement cheese and paté plates, as well as a traditional quiche Lorraine or other ham dishes
- Whites work well with shrimp cocktail, a crab bisque or asparagus risotto