Nicolas Suteau Melon Arzur Melon 2018

Melon from old vines, farmed organically. This is serious Melon, more serious than Muscadet and therefore not carrying that name. Dense, complex, age worthy and very fine.



Nicolas Suteau set out to turn his family's vineyards into more than what had been given to him. To find the authentic expression of his varieties and terroir, he had to convert the vineyards to organic production and reduce the use of sulfur to just a tiny addition before bottling. The other ingredients where already there: ancient Melon vines on stony sandy-silty soils with gneiss, amphibolite and leptynite inclusion.
Nicolas harvests at full maturity towards the end of September, spontaneous fermentation on native years and without the addition of sulfur. The wine then ages on its lees for six months and receives a tiny addition of sulfur just before bottling. The resulting Melon Arzur is a dense and complex wine of gold yellow color that boasts a complex nose of white and dried fruits with yeasty undertones. Full and soft with good length and well balanced.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard organic
Winemaker Nicola Suteau
Producer Nicolas Suteau
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.30
Acidity (g/l) 5.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Ready now but will keep for 5-8 years
Grape Variety 100% - Melon de Bourgogne
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Loire Valley


Loire Valley

Covering 87 different AOCs, the Loire Valley is known for a fresh and fruity wine style, paired with crisp flavors. Some of the best known AOCs of France can be found in this region, including Sancerre, Chinon, Muscadet Sevre et Maine and Pouilly-Fume.

The region is dominated by the variety's Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne ("Muscadet") for whites and by Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir for reds. Next to still wines, the Loire Valley is also the second-largest producer of sparkling wines in France.


Pays Nantais

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