If you come around the French Brittany region, you will have the opportunity to taste and try a lot of wine (and food!) specialities this French region is offering.
You will find in this French region several appellations originating from few different varietals which are principally the Muscadet, Merlot and the Gros Plant.
Wines from Brittany are produced on the basis of Muscadet and Gros plant varietals. These fine white wines are produced in this French region but you will find them more in the Loire Valley in the surroundings of Nantes, in the “pays Nantais” which is historically bound with Brittany.
Tip: Among the drinks that you will discover in Brittany, you may appreciate sipping a chilled cider and accompany it with the renowned Crèpes (local pancakes) which are typical (mouthwatering) specialities. The blend of these savours is exceptional and will make you discover the true soul and culture of Brittany.
- The Muscadet has been introduced in Pays de la Loire by Dutch merchants during the 17th century, who encouraged the people from Nantes to plant the melon de Bourgogne (Burgundy melon) grape.
- Produced following the rules of the French tradition, this wine has the particularity to be made sur la lie, it means that the wine fermented on the sediments and that it was not filtered.
This French traditional wine making savoir-faire adds much more flavour and freshness to the Brittany Muscadet wine. You will appreciate the quality and finesse of Muscadet, a true wine from the French terroir.
Tip: This fine French wine can be sipped as an apéritif or just appreciate its bouquet with the sampling of shellfish whose taste will be really delicious accompanied with this Muscadet wine.
While visiting or staying in Brittany you must taste some local gastronomy produce based on shellfish as well as wine issued from Gros Plant!
- Gros plant is a varietal of grape. This French Pays de la Loire wine produced as well “sur la lie” is a full-bodied wine. Renowned for its strong bouquet, Gros Plant can be a bit acid for the taste buds but this is what makes the value of this robust wine.
Tip: Like the Muscadet wine, the Gros Plant will be in perfect harmony with shellfish and any kind of seafood, a true pleasure for the senses!
Visiting or living in Brittany is the opportunity to taste unique wines and learn about the French terroir wines and know-how while sampling local specialities with an idyllic scenery around. Brittany has also many other treasures that are its cider wine, chouchen and lambig specialities.