Haut Planty, in La Landreau Village’s Best Slopes
Haut Planty is nestled right in the middle of Muscadet Sevre et Maine vineyards, among the mild Loire Valley that receives fresh Atlantic air. The estate is in La Landreau village’s best slopes. Michel Couillaud took over in the 60s and slowly transformed his father’s farm into vineyards. His two sons. Christian and Alain, witnessed their father’s viticulture work since childhood and have now stepped up to handle the winery. Both of them have a lot of respect for family traditions and combine them with modern techniques to make the best possible wines. They continuously work to convert the entire estate to organic farming and are relatively successful until now with this aim. The vines are in Coteaux du Landreau’s best terroirs.
Transforming Into Organic Farming
The vineyards are spread around 20 hectares of land, and approximately 50% of the total estate has now been transformed into organic farming. The terroir is composed of sandy, clayey soil that is perfect for vine cultivation. The main grape varieties grown here are Melon, Folle Blanche, Abouriou, Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. These are used to make their organic red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines. The family does all the work itself, and organic practices are used as much as possible. This helps to preserve the environment and allows the wines to retain their natural taste and freshness. There is no addition of any fertilizers in the soil or sulfites in the wine. The wines have a great structure and pleasant fruity taste with grape and almond aroma.