What's New in September

New Releases from Chéreau Carré: Le Clos du Chateau l'Oisiliere

The House of Chéreau Carré occupies the most privileged position in the Nantes region of France. This family owned property dates back to the 15th century. The vines cover over 267 acres of the highest quality soil in the prized region of the Sèvre-et-Maine.

The property is managed by Bernard Chereau, whose family origins date back to the eleventh century. Bernard's passion for the Muscadet Grape is evident in the quality of his wines. He runs three separate estates: Chateau de La Chesnaie comes from a 25 year old parcel in the heart of Sèvre-et-Maine, Comte Leloup de Chasseloir is a selection of pre-phyloxerra vineyards dating back to the turn of the last century and Le Clos is a single vineyard of 60 year old Muscadet vines on schist soils.

Bernard is passionate about the location of his vines and separating individual parcels within each site. In addition, he keeps multiple vintages on hand because he believes that different vintages show different characteristics that are specific to the wines. Using only indigenous yeast and extended lees contacts Bernard is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of Muscadet.

This year with the introduction of Le Clos he has identified a unique site and allowed the wine to fully express itself by ageing it on the lees for 31 months. It was bottled unfiltered.