In 1955, Fabien Murail’s grandfather, René Crepeau began a wine business by planting 1 hectare of vines. Then, his father Gustave Murail will develop the exploitation by increasing the surface to 11 hectares with mainly Rosé and Red grape varieties . With a background in wine-growing and wine-making and rich in experience in several vineyards in France, Fabien Murail has been working since 2000 to preserve and enrich the family heritage. He introduced new white grape varieties (Chenin-Chardonnay).
The Clos des Chaumes vineyard has a topography of gently sloping slopes facing due south at an altitude of 30 to 45 meters. The soil is mostly composed of layers of crystalline rocks such as schist and rhyolite, covered with light sandy loam. Bio-diversity is actively encouraged in his vineyards with all types of flora and forna being present.
60% Chenin Blanc, 40% Chardonnay. Grapes undergo a five day cold soak to keep protect the subtle aromas and subtle Melon before a low temperature fermentation. Regular batonnage takes place during the week to add complexity from the yeasts. A wine to drink now but will last for two years.
Ample, fresh and balanced wine with subtle aromas of flowers and ripe fruit. Peach, pear and citrus fruits
Great with white meats ,fish dishes or as an apperitif. Perfect with breaded chicken or nuggets!