Saturday Tasting: Domaine de l’Ecu
MUSCADET TASTING! This Saturday our friend and importer Nadia Dmytriw will join us to pour through the wines of Domaine de l’Ecu. Visionary winemaker Guy Bossard (left) established the property in the mid-seventies, a time when most farming and winemaking in France was in full swing towards conventional. Bossard stuck to his guns and farmed his vines organically from the start, providing his recent predecessor Frederik Niger Van Herck (right) with 25 hectares of healthy, well established vineyards to work with. Their winemaking is focused on creating pure, un-obstructed expressions of one of France’s most geologically diverse growing regions. Hand harvesting, natural fermentations, little to no sulfur, and a 10 month minimum lees aging are markers of their iconic house style. We will pour one sparkling, three still whites, and one very limited and experimental Cabernet Franc aged in amphora. These are bracing and powerful wines that inspire appetite (oysters anyone?) while conjuring sharp images of their distinct place of origin. Come taste and say hey!