Meet the producers: Stéphane and Vincent Perraud
Seventh-generation farmers Vincent and Stephane farm around 25 hectares, in and around the medieval ‘Cru’ village of Clisson. Organic conversion began in 2009. They make bright and pretty wines, with a salty vein running throughout. They have recently started experimenting with a few Tuscan amphora and gentle macerations.
DOMAINE DES COGNETTES
Stéphane and Vincent Perraud
28 ha, organic (certified)
COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION
France, Nantes, Muscadet Clisson
Seventh-generation winemaker brothers, Stéphane and Vincent started working in their family vineyards in 1988, then conversion to organic in 2009, producing their first certified vintage in 2013.
Their soil is volcanic and consists of two terroirs; the first has a top soil of sand, gravel and clay with a subsoil soil of gabbro. The second; a topsoil quartz with a subsoil of granite.
The climate is Oceanic, with a soft and humid winter and the wind coming from the west off of the Atlantic.