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Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015

Reports from harvest in Muscadet at Domaine de l’Ecu in the Loire Valley. Photos and updates come from Fred Niger.

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Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.11.15

Pinot Noir for Ange is set ripe and looking like it will be harvested on Monday of next week.  These grapes historically were used along with the other reds in the sparkling wine that Guy Bossard made for years.

Fred works all year to get the grapes to ripeness and is creating a lovely and unexpected series of red still wines with these grapes today.

Biodynamic Pinot Noir Ange Ecu Fred Niger

Pinot Noir at Domaine de L’Ecu destined for Ange 2015.

In this video from our Ask a Winemaker series with Fred, he explained the process and the work required to get red grapes ripe in the area around Nantes.

Next stop, the amphora.

Next stop, the amphora.

Funny thing was that after taking a look at the Pinot to be harvested Fred needed to buy a hose or some such thing from the local wine maker supply store and posted this picture of the additives available.  Tannins, acids, nutrients… and more than 350 types of aromatic yeasts to give your wine just the right flavor.  Terroir at it’s best.  Needless to say there was a long series of comments on Facebook about the merits of such additives…

Why stress in the vineyard if you can correct it all in the winery?

Why stress in the vineyard if you can correct it all in the winery?

Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.8.15

Melon de Bourgogne Muscadet Ecu Candid

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“It’s looking pretty good this 2015 harvest…” Fred Niger

Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.4.15

Ecu Biodynamic Muscadet Fred niger

Melon de Bourgogne days before Harvest 2015.

Taken by Fred Niger on Friday 9/4/15, who adds that harvest is set to begin next Wednesday.

Ecu Biodynamic Muscadet Fred niger

Ecu Biodynamic Muscadet Fred niger

This is part of why these wines are so easy to drink…

Ecu Biodynamic Muscadet Fred niger

Many of Fred’s new cuvees are fermented in Amphora – Ange, Mephisto, Faust and more.

Ecu Biodynamic Muscadet Fred niger

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