Domaine de l'Ecu (Fred & Claire Niger)

Muscadet Cuvée Granite 2020

A dream with seafood but refreshing on its own, this wine shows the impact of different soils on the grape, Melon de Bourgogne, and the true potential of how great muscadet can be. The winemakers, Fred & Claire, believe deeply in the power of energy transmission and use crystals in their winery to energize their wines. If that's a little too woo-woo for you, we totally get it. But one sip of this wine and it's easy to see that it's brimming with life.


Winemaker: Domaine de l'Ecu (Fred & Claire Niger)

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Loire, France

Vintage: 2020

Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne

Colour: White

ABV: 12%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Domaine de l'Ecu (Fred & Claire Niger)

Sometimes it only takes a moment and you feel an instant familiarity, comfort and connection that has the potential to become a special friendship for life. When we visited Fred and Claire from Domaine de L’Ecu in Le Landreau earlier this year, it felt like an immediate match.

Fred and Claire are a power couple, and have made some of Muscadet’s most respected wines for the past decade. While there is a clear emphasis on local varieties like Folle Blanche, Melon de Bourgogne and Cabernet Franc, they have also been lucky to ...