The Loire Valley - Pays Nantais - Appellations, Wine Law and Regulations

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What are the two larger appellations in Pays Nantais

Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine AOC 8,800 ha and Muscadet AOC
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What are the maximum yields of the appellations of the Pays Nantais?

  • The maximum yield for Muscadet AOC is 65 HL/ha
  • The other 3 AOC  is limited to 55 HL/ha
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The labelling term sur lie may be added in any of the four appellations what are the timeline conditions for this?

Sur lie wines must be bottled between 1 March and 30 November of the year following harvest and in the winery in which they were made
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3 Muscadet Cru Communaux have been launched  what are the names?

  1. Clisson
  2. Gorges
  3. Le Pallet 


Note: The name can be added eg Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine AOC Clisson
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What are the regulations for Muscadet Cru Communaux?

  • The grand Cru name can only be added if the grapes are grown exclusively in one of these three areas
  • These wines have a lower maximum yield 45 hL/ha
  • The wines have to be kept on the lees for 18 months (Le Pallet)
  • The wines have to be kept on the lees for 24 months (Clisson, Gorges)
  • They can not be labelled as Sur Lie because they are bottled later as the required date for sur lie
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