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Harvest 2022

Harvest 2022

     The harvest start August 23, 2022, 3 weeks earlier than in 2021 !This is due in particular to the very hot and dry weather of the last few months. At the estate, we started by harvesting the Chardonnay which will be used to develop our traditional...

Let’s talk terroir !

Let’s talk terroir !

   The vines of Château de la Ragotière grow on a rock called schist. After 30 cm of soil, the roots directly reach the parent rock. Depending on the age of the vines, they can go down to 7 meters depth to find food! Combined with our oceanic climate, this...

Wine Paris 2022 !

Wine Paris 2022 !

    After 2 years of remote exchanges in the context of a pandemic, we are very happy to be able to meet you again at this show. During this professional wine fair, you will be able to taste our new vintages and discover our new cuvées. Looking forward to...

Winter, it’s pruning season !

Winter, it’s pruning season !

     From Novembre to March, the vine must be pruned in order to ensure sustainability and obtain beautiful grapes for the harvest. This prevents too much wood and too small fruit. It is a long job, done entirely by hand, essential for the vines! At the...

New ovoid tanks at Château de la Ragotière

New ovoid tanks at Château de la Ragotière

   In 2019, two sandstone and egg-shaped vats arrived at Château de la Ragotière. They are used in the breeding of our Muscadet La Petite Etoile. Due to their ovoid shape, the lees will be in suspension in the wine throughout the aging. This gives a nice...

Harvest 2021, let’s go !

Harvest 2021, let’s go !

   The harvest began on Thursday September 16 with the Pinot Gris. It is then the turn of Chardonnay and Muscadet. Despite the damage caused by the frost last April, we have beautiful, ripe grapes which presage very aromatic wines. This year, the weather is...

Two medals for our wines !

Two medals for our wines !

   Two of our wines have been awarded by the Concours des Ligers 2021 (the Loire Valley wines competition) : Golden Liger for Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Château de la Ragotière - Cuvée Les Vieilles Vignes 2020 : From the old vines of the estate and aged during...

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