Le Raisin a Plume. This little inland part of Muscadet, the Coteaux d’Ancenis is a unique outlier of the region with a young group of vignerons taken up a radical vision for the wines of the region that could not be further than the old image of Muscadet as lean, acid-driven with little texture.
Jacques came to winemaking after training as a sommellier and working around the world, incliuding time at claridges in London and in Australia where he spent some time with Anton Von Klopper. the region, after working for a while in Alsace and in the Loire with Noella Morantin. He is not from the Muscadet region, but it was a useful mid-way point for him and his wife between their two families. It’s also a relatively affordable place to start making wine, in a relatively unknown appellation, where there are quite a range of grape varieties. Jacques has Pinot Gris (known locally as Malvoisie), Melon De Bourgogne, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Abouriou and Sauvignon to work with.