Next a red – Collection Rouge which is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Negrette (the Fiefs Vendeens is the only part of the Loire to grow this variety which is best in Fronton). This has good supple soft fruit, good length, some acidity and just a touch of greeness in the finish. 2009 Moratus from the organic vineyard is pure Pinot Noir – quite concentrated with rather edgy fruit.
We finish with 2009 O.V.N.I. (UFO in English) – 90% Sauvignon Blanc with 10% Chardonnay with grassy Sauvignon aromas and nicely restrained on the palate with good length.
I can see that a trip to the Vendée is need both to visit the Mourats and revisit Thierry Michon.