The Cradle of Muscadet

For all you lovers of the delicate, lively and utterly quaffable white wine Muscadet – here is where it all started. In 1740 the vineyards of Chateau de la Cassemichère in La Chapelle Heulin were granted the title ‘Muscadet’ in a legal act. Whether the first Muscadet (or Melon de Bourgogne) vines, imported from Burgundy, were planted here as the stone plaque implies is debatable. There is evidence to suggest that Melon de Bourgogne was planted well before the devastating frosts of 1709…

 

Chateau de la Cassemichère 44330 La Chapelle Heulin www.chateaucassemichere.com

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