Domaine Verdier

Throughout its storied 700-year history, Domaine Verdier has only changed hands four times. Today, the 90-hectares property is a designated Bird Sanctuary and Parc Natural. 

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HISTORY

One of the most historic estates in the Clisson region of the lower Loire Valley. Vines have been grown here for centuries, some documents suggesting as early as1337. The first archival mention of Muscadet and its grape, Melon de Bourgogne, comes in 1635. Throughout its storied 700-year history, it has only changed hands four times. Today, the 90-hectares property is a designated Bird Sanctuary and Parc Natural

TERROIR

Vineyards are uniquely situated on a south facing dome-shaped hill of volcanic schist on the bank of the River Sèvre, close to the confluence of the Sèvre and Maine Rivers. Average vine age is 40-years old, with some nearly 70-years old. Yields are very low.

PEOPLE

The estate is overseen by Georges Verdier.