The vineyard of Nantes enjoys an oceanic climate, relatively mild during winter periods, but the vineyard can also experience variations in sunlight and in rainfall, there are a dozen different “Terroir” in the Nantes region based on the Armoricain Massif made up of Volcanic rocks, it is into these soils that the vines of Muscadet send their roots.
The Château du Cléray is situated on a siliceous-clay soil that is crossed by a schist vein which will give minerality and salinity of our wines. The clay is the backbones of our wines. The silica will give the tenderness, the aromas and the delicacy to our wines. The specificities of the subsoils of Château du Cléray give the wines their unique personality.
The Loire is home to one of the very finest wine growing regions. The wine region of Muscadet along the River Loire close to the city of Nantes , Muscadet is produced from Melon de Bourgogne grapes. this grape, a distant relative of Chardonnay , was exported from Burgundy by monks in the Middle Ages under the name of ‘’Petite Bourgogne’’or ‘’Petit Melon Musqué’’. Melon de Bourgogne is the only grape used in the production of Muscadet, it is rarely grown elsewhere in France and virtually nowhere else in the world. there are just few acres in Oregon, where it is called Pinot Blanc.
Muscadet is a very unique style of wine and a tremendous choice for those people looking for originality and for anyone looking to steer clear of standards and stereotypes.
The wines of Château du Cléray are influenced by the four “Terroir” that exist in the vineyard. At Cleray the traditions have been passed from father to son for 4 generations. We are wine-growers but also “creators of pleasure”, and it is with passion that each year we create the new vintage.
Our wines are telling a story...
The wine is a culture, made from a cultivated “Terroir”. With this term “Haute Culture” (High Culture), the Sauvion Family nominate the best Cuvées, made from the grapes grown on the best “Terroir” and from old vines, the grapes are vinified with passion and great care. It is the very “Essence” of Muscadet.
Haute Culture from Sauvion combines the character, fineness and elegance to reveal a Muscadet of great personality.
We love to travel through France and the rest of the World to spread the knowledge and expertise that make Chateau Du Cleray so unique.
Sauvion is one of the finest Ambassadors of Muscadet. Our wines are sold in over fifty countries all over the world.
We are pleased to work with restaurants and wine shops both in France and abroad; these partners are our best ambassadors.