Saint-Fiacre boasts a terroir blessed by the gods, though you won't find any precious stones here. However, these rocky hillsides covered with vines have given birth to a veritable jewel of the appellation: the Domaine de la Tourmaline.
Sold in screw-cap bottles solely outside France, this Muscadet works wonders with international cuisine.
Grown between the Sèvre and the Maine on the hillsides of Saint Fiacre, "Domaine de la Tourmaline" is produced by some one hundred plots cultivated in accordance with sustainable agricultural methods.
Rooted in two-mica gneiss soils, the vines are around forty years old and produce wonderfully sound harvests.
Cold static must settling is carried out during 12 hours. Carefully selected yeasts are used for fermentation (usually 3 weeks at 18° to 20°C). This Muscadet is then aged on its lees in vats during 6 months. Traditional "on lees" maturing results in a fresh, rich wine.
A slightly beady wine, thanks to its ageing on lees, this Muscadet goes wonderfully well with poultry and salads. We also recommend this wine for Thai and Chinese cuisine.
Ideally served between 8° and 10°C, "Domaine de la Tourmaline" enjoys an ageing capacity of 5 or even more years.
Millésime 2010 : "Ce vin attaque par des rondeurs et une forme de largeur, la bouche devient plus subtile par une tension finale bien dans les équilibres." [Le guide Bettane & Dessauve des vins de France 2012]