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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Loire news: Domaine Richou + Saget into Muscadet




News from Domaine Richou – 2017

Unfortunately 2017 joins 1945 and 1991 as years when Domaine Richou suffered serious April frost. The domaine was hit on 26th April overall losing 30% of the harvest. Les Rogeries and Le Champ de Pie were 90% wiped out – a total of 5ha 20. In Savennières La Bigotttière (1.30ha) lost 60% of the crop, while two parcels of Cabernet Franc suffered a 50% loss.

Quite early on the Richous decided not to make any Coteaux de l'Aubance in 2017 and instead make une grande cuvée from three parcels – Le Pavillion (schistes and quartz), Le Grand Vau (schistes gréseux and phtanites) and Les Rogeries (only 10% surviving the frost). 

Due to a poor flowering the Gamays from Les Chatelliers and Le Champ de la Pierre are down by 40% of normal. 

Domaine Richou is now organic.  


Laurent Saget

 Saget to invest in Muscadet

The Saget family, growers and négociants in Pouilly-sur-Loire announced today that they are in the process of buying a domaine in Muscadet. The sale will be finalised in March. Apparently they have long been looking to invest in the Pays Nantais. 



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