The House of Chéreau Carré occupies the most privileged position in the Loire-Atlantique department of France. This family-owned property dates back to the 15th century. The vines here are some of the most prized in the region of the Sèvre-et-Maine. The property is managed by Bernard Chéreau and his daughter Louise Chéreau, whose family origins date back to the eleventh century. Bernard’s passion for Melon de Bourgogone is evident in the quality of his wines. Château l’Oiselinière, meaning “owl’s nest,” comes from a very privileged site located on the northern bank of the Sèvre, near the confluence of the Sèvre and Maine rivers. It is 10 hectares of 40 to 80-year-old vines facing Southeast, enclosed by the two rivers and surrounded by forests. The soils here are schist and orthogneiss. Two wines are sourced from this vineyard site and both are fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged on the lees in cement tanks. The Château l ’Oiseliniere de la Ramée is the newer of these two wines and is aged for six months while the Le Clos de Château l’Oiselinière, sourced from a two hectare plot of the older vines within the vineyard, is aged for 31 months.
- Château l’Oiselinière de la Ramée Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
- Le Clos du Château L’Oiselinière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
Louise Chéreau is shaking things up by creating fresh, new expressions of traditional grapes and terroirs. With deep roots and a bright future, Chéreau Carré continues to lead the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation into the next century with Louise as the voice of the new generation.
- Chéreau Carré Comte Leloup du Château de Chasseloir – only available in DC/MD