Domaine du Bois Bruley

We are the last wine growers in the village of Basse-Goulaine.
We produce a Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie and a Gros Plant du Pays Nantais.

Vines during autumn season

Hand harvesting

Melon de Bourgogne grape before harvest

History and heritage

As we have no château or manor house next to the vines – just the farm buildings – the wine is named after the estate not a château.  Domaine du Bois Bruley has belonged to our family since the 1960s.

 

Location

Domaine du Bois Bruley is in the village of Basse-Goulaine not far from Nantes.

 

The vines

The winery has 17 hectares of vines aged between 30 and 40 years. The plants grow on a plateau of schist and mica schist, which allows the grapes to ripen earlier.

 

The grape variety

The Muscadet appellation is planted with only Melon de Bourgogne, a variety brought to the Nantes area by monks from Burgundy in the 19th century. After a harsh winter in the area, the wine growers had to plant a new variety that would withstand the cold.
The variety was obtained by crossing Pinot Blanc with Gouais Blanc.
In addition to Melon de Bourgogne, we have a few hectares of Folle Blanche which we use to produce our Gros Plant.

Wines Estate