Domaine de la Fruitière

In 2005, Famille LIEUBEAU succeeded the Douillard Family, which has been developing this huge property in Muscadet, since 1914. The Domaine de la Fruitière has a long tradition of wine export. Its vineyard includes the vines surrounding the property, but also Bel Abord vineyard and its very nice hillsides facing the village of Saint Fiacre.

Famille LIEUBEAU brings a new dynamism to the property. The renovation of wine warehouses and technical investments contribute to the improvement of already very efficient means of production. The wine range is one of the most original; it presents the Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet grape variety, in different vintages such as M de la Fruitière, Cru Communal or Sensuel, elaborated with late harvested grapes. Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Gamay Rosé complete the wine collection.

Wines of Domaine de la Fruitière

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais "Folle Blanche"

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais “Folle Blanche”

Citrus fruit and briny aromas, great freshness and light effervescence.

» This wine is also part of our Classic Wines.

grape variety :

Folle Blanche grape. 50-year-old vines, 50 hl of productivity.

location & soil :

Granite from Château-Thébaud.

vinification :

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais. Traditional vinification on fine lees.

wine & food pairing :

Oysters, seafood, kir.
Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie Domaine de la Fruitière

Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie Domaine de la Fruitière

This wine presents a nice yellow gold, intense and shiny colour; it offers a complex nose combining white fruits (peach, quince) and citrus fruits aromas as well as a subtle floral touch. It is rich and long in mouth and reveals an intense fruitness, finishing with some mineral touches.

» This wine is also part of our Classic Wines.

grape variety :

Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie. 100% Melon de Bourgogne.

location & soil :

Granite and gneiss, Maine river hillsides. 30-year old, old vines, limited productivity.

vinification :

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie. Traditional vinification on lees.

wine & food pairing :

Starter, fish, white meat.
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie "Gneiss de Bel Abord"

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie “Gneiss de Bel Abord”

Golden yellow, intense and brilliant. Complex nose combining white fruits (quince, peach) well walls and delicate floral notes. The palate is rich and long, well balanced between fresh and beautiful chiseled minerality and intense ripe fruit.

» This wine is also part of our Classic Wines.

grape variety :

Melon de Bourgogne

location & soil :

Schiste et gneiss, Maine river

vinification :

Traditionnal on the lies

wine & food pairing :

Seafood, white meat, fish.
IGP Val de Loire Chardonnay

IGP Val de Loire Chardonnay

This Chardonnay reveal shiny glints. The nose brings citrus and exotic fruits as well as brioche touches. The starting is supple emphasizing caramel and roasting aromas. It offers a great complexity and a good aromatic persistence in mouth.

» This wine is also part of our

grape variety :

100% Chardonnay.

location & soil :

Granite de Chateau Thébaud.

vinification :

Finely oaked.

wine & food pairing :

Aperitif, salad, white meat, fish & salmons.
Domaine de la Fruitière "Les Vignes Blanches"

Domaine de la Fruitière “Les Vignes Blanches”

This wine presents a pale yellow color, and reveals an intense nose of dried fruits, date, almond, surrounded with a touch of lime. The mouth is supple and strong, mixing mineral and aromatic touches, with the fineness of white fruits on the top.

» This wine is also part of our Inspired Wines.

grape variety :

Melon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Folle Blanche. 70 hl/hectare productivity.

location & soil :

Granite from Château-Thébaud.

vinification :

Vin de pays du Val de Loire. Classic vinification.

wine & food pairing :

Aperitif, salad, tart, pizza.
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie "Grande Réserve"

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie “Grande Réserve”

Gold dress, intense and brilliant. Complex nose combines very ripe fruit (quince, lemons) and delicate mineral notes. The mouth is straight, long and rich, well balanced between minerality, good acidity and an intense ripe fruit on a lemony finish.

» This wine is also part of our Inspired Wines.

grape variety :

100% Melon de Bourgogne.

location & soil :

Schiste and gneiss, Maine river.

vinification :

Traditionnal on the lies.

wine & food pairing :

Cooked fishs, Saint Jacques, fresh shellfish.
Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Domaine de la Fruitière "M"

Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Domaine de la Fruitière “M”

The high-end wine from Domaine de la Fruitière is called “M” to show the attachment of the property to the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety and the Muscadet appellation it corresponds to. Thanks to the specific selection of grapes and its 3-year old on lees ageing, this wine is incomparably rich, and definitely unique.

» This wine is also part of our Grande Réserve Wines.

grape variety :

100% Melon de Bourgogne.

location & soil :

Granite and gneiss from the hillsides of the Maine river. 50-year old, old vines, with very limited productivity.

vinification :

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine. 36 months ageing.

wine & food pairing :

Fish, chicken/veal tagine, cheese.
Domaine de la Fruitière "Sensuel"

Domaine de la Fruitière “Sensuel”

This special wine comes from a particular selection of very old vines grapes from the property. The harvest is done manually when the grapes are overripe, what gives the wine its softness. After a long fermentation during the winter, the wine is partially aged in new oak barrels.

» This wine is also part of our Inspired Wines.

grape variety :

Melon de Bourgogne. 60-year old, old vines. 35 hl/hectare productivity.

location & soil :

Granite and gneiss from the Maine river hillsides.

vinification :

Local wine from the Loire Valley. Ageing in new oak barrels.

wine & food pairing :

Aperitif, foie gras, fresh fruits.