The Batard-Langelier Estate is a family estate located 30 minutes south-east of Nantes. It extends over 24 hectares of gently sloping vineyards at an altitude of about 60 meters. It is located between two rivers, the Sèvre and Maine, south of the Loire.
The climate is oceanic, the Atlantic ocean being less than 50 km away as the crow flies.
Jérémie Batard represents the 3rd generation of winemaker. He returned to the family estate and since 2017 has been working with his parents Régine and Pascal with the same passion to express all the richness of the Melon de Bourgogne and the soils of the region in his wines.
The estate is fortunate to have vineyards planted on a variety of metamorphic subsoils: Granite, Gneiss and Gabbro.
Batard Langelier produces wines in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation, as well as two Crus Château Thébaud and Monnière St Fiacre.
Domaine Batard Langelier, a terroir-driven range of AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine …
The vineyard is composed of 95% Melon de Bourgogne. A few rows of Merlot and Cabernet Franc complete the vineyard and bring a touch of red to the production. The pruning system is the Guyot Nantais, a typical pruning of the region which is based on 3 heads to have each time a cane and 2 spurs.
The soils of the vineyard are quite varied and this is one of the treasures of the domain: sandy-silt, siliceous-clay, soils often coming from metamorphic rocks in decomposition such as Gabbro and Gneiss. The wines are made from the selected parcels of the estate to express all the finesse, minerality and typicity of each of these different terroirs.
The vineyard is managed according to the principles of organic farming, no synthetic treatments are applied in the vineyard.
The vinification is traditional, with light pressing, settling and fermentation in underground glass-tiled cement tanks – typical of the region. The maturation on lees is adapted to the vineyards parcels for varying lengths of time in order to obtain an optimal expression of the different terroirs.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Grapes from a variety of parcels with soils of metamorphic rocks. Very intense nose of exotic fruits: citrus, pineapple. Beautiful tension in the mouth, a simple and fruity wine with a nice acidity.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Vinification : Pneumatic pressing followed by a light cold settling. Fermentation thermo regulated between 16 and 20 °C in glassed cement tanks. Malolactic fermentation. Aging on fine lees for 18 months.
100% Melon de Bourgogne vines over 40 years in age. Vinification : harvested at full maturity, fermentation in underground cement tanks, and then aged on fine lees for 7 months. Bottled in March of the following year.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Vinification : Pneumatic pressing followed by a light cold settling. Fermentation thermo-regulated between 16 and 20 °C in glassed cement tanks. Racking on fine lees. Aged for 24 months on lees and 12 months in bottle.