Grape Varieties

Melon de Bourgogne, melon blanc, or Muscadet

For more than three centuries, the story of the vineyard from Nantes has been connected to the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety, also called Melon blanc or Muscadet. Famille LIEUBEAU has become one of the reference wine-growers thanks to its knowledge and research on these very special grapes. The Melon can be recognized by its very tight bunches and its rounded leaves, from which its name come. Its early maturity enables to harvest it during the first half of September, avoiding this way climate deteriorations, entailed by Atlantic influences in autumn.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay grapes are planted in many countries and recognized worldwide. In the Loire Valley, this grape variety benefits from northern conditions, allowing a slow maturity. Famille LIEUBEAU creates this way quality fruity and elegant Chardonnays. These wines are rather low in alcohol and offer a pleasant freshness, typical of the Loire Valley.

Folle Banche or Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

Folle Blanche grape variety is one of the oldest ones in the vineyard of Nantes. Naturally productive and sensitive, it grows on sound but not so rich soils. Some properties, such as Château de la Bourdinière, still own old vineyards of Folle Blanche, dedicated to the production of the traditional Gros Plant du Pays Nantais.

Sauvignon

Some grape varieties from the Loire Valley supplement Famille LIEUBEAU range of products: Gamay, Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.