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Domaine des Cognettes Perles du Val de Moine (NV): Loire Valley, France


Tasting Notes

Amazing sparkling! The wine is slightly straw-colored, with rosé hues, accompanied by fine bubbles. The aromas of white-fleshed fruits accompany the palate, making for a very pleasant character by the complicity of its three grape varieties. Truly a wonderful sparkling!

Winery Details

In Clisson, a medieval town cradled by the charm of Sèvre and La Moine, with Italian architecture, in the heart of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation, it is here that an estate has continued its history for 9 generations. The two brothers, Stéphane and Vincent are passionate about their work, being producers of organic wines. They develop a variety of Muscadet by the method of maturing on lees from a few months to 3 years and more for their Clisson cru, but also white and red grape varieties, and even some with bubbles.

They are currently working to maintain the balance of life in the soil and vines. They are convinced that the quality, complexity and richness of a wine are obtained by understanding nature and working everyday in the vines.

Around the vineyard, Stéphane and Vincent have started to set up hedge plantations, as well as bat and chickadee nesting boxes. This technique has two essential roles: to provide food, refuge and reproduction of wild fauna and to protect crops from bad weather or hot weather by reducing soil erosion.

Over the years, their eyes have turned to healthier cultivation methods for their health, your health and for the ecosystem. They want to ensure the protection of the biodiversity of the soil and the vine, guaranteeing the expression and the purity of the terroir in their wines.

All of their vineyards are cultivated in Organic Agriculture and certified by ECOCERT since 2010. The logical continuation of their philosophy is that of responsible and sustainable agriculture by producing organic wines that tell great stories.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Domaine des Cognettes - Stéphane and Vincent Perraud

Grape(s): 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% Folle Banche

Style: White, sparkling, dry (Brut)

Origin: Clisson, Val de Loire, France

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. Selection of presses. Natural settling, natural yeasts. 1st fermentation in tank, with each wine fermented separately. Once finish, the wines of 3 grape varieties are blended. 2nd fermentation for the elaboration of the traditional method in underground tuffeau cellars.

Aging: Aging on slats 14 months minimum to 24 months in the tuffeau cellars of Puy Notre Dame.

% ABV: 13.5%