Edouard Massart, Clos de la Chaussee Muscadet 2015
An engineer by trade and respected amateur cyclist and athlete, Edouard Massart re-located from his home in Burgundy to take over from a retiring vigneron in 2011. Having worked for what was then the Domaine Clair Moreau, Edouard took charge of the business in 2013, changing the name to Le Jardin d’Edouard in 2016. Today, he farms 17 hectares of site-specific Muscadet, centred on the lesser known Cru of Château Thébaud. Of the vines he inherited, the average age is a respectable 50 years.
The Clos de la Vieille Chaussée comes from granitic soils, with the 2015 vintage spending 30 months on the lees. The same wine will be bottled under the new Clisson cru name from the 2017 vintage.