Free nationwide delivery on orders over £100 - Deliveries are once a week on Fridays [order by Tuesday 8PM]


MM Trade
Buy Direct


Alex Percy
The Modest Merchant
London, E2


07865079876
@modestmerchant
hello@themodestmerchant.com


NIS0418WW
Nicolas Suteau
Arzur
2018
Loire
Organic Conversion
Biodynamic preparations
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

Regular price £18.45

Tax included.

The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

It was in 2007 that Nicolas took over the generations-old family farm along with some 7hectares of vines and 60+ calves. Working the vines for 9 years just as his parents had, but it was in 2016 that he decided to make his first vintage without the addition of sulphur; and so the cuvées Arthur and Lancelot were born. In September 2017 he started on the long road to convert the vines to certified organic viticulture as well as eliminating sulphur during the winemaking process whatsoever. His vines are split between 5ha Melon de Bourgogne, 0.7 Folle Blanche, 0.5 Pinot Noir and 0.5ha od a local variety Egiodola on a variety of expressive Westerly Loire soils: Amphibolite, Leptynite and Gneiss and micashiste. The labels, which look like something out of Games of Thrones, pay homage to the Celtic heritage of Nantes.

Tasting note: Beautiful dense yellow with green flecks. Pointed and direct nose of crisp yellow pear and yellow apple; and a touch of smoke and ash. The fruit is riper on the palate; with grape; ripe lime; green pineapple; and heaps of camomille and moutain herbs like genepi coming through. Lovely silky texture guarded by fresh; mouth-watering acidity and a clean limestone finish
Winemaking Detail: Grapes picked late in order to ensure full ripeness. Destemmed with no maceration on the skins. Temperature-controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts in SST and wihtout the addion of sulphur or additives. No fininf and very light filtration. Minimal (c.10mg/l) of sulphur added at bottling if needed.
Features Pear Apple Camomile Silky Green

Features Apple, Camomile, Green, High acidity, Pear, Silky,
Tasting note Beautiful dense yellow with green flecks. Pointed and direct nose of crisp yellow pear and yellow apple, and a touch of smoke and ash. The fruit is riper on the palate, with grape, ripe lime, green pineapple, and heaps of camomille and moutain herbs like genepi coming through. Lovely silky texture guarded by fresh, mouth-watering acidity and a clean limestone finish
Drink with
Anchovies, Oysters, Sushi,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Nicolas Suteau
Wine Name Arzur
Colour White
Style Bright & Mineral
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 20000
Aging 5 months in Stainless Steel
Soil Shistes
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Grapes picked late in order to ensure full ripeness. Destemmed with no maceration on the skins. Temperature-controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts in SST and wihtout the addion of sulphur or additives. No fininf and very light filtration. Minimal (c.10mg/l) of sulphur added at bottling if needed.

NIS0418WW
Nicolas Suteau
Arzur
2018
Loire
Organic Conversion
Biodynamic preparations
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

It was in 2007 that Nicolas took over the generations-old family farm along with some 7hectares of vines and 60+ calves. Working the vines for 9 years just as his parents had, but it was in 2016 that he decided to make his first vintage without the addition of sulphur; and so the cuvées Arthur and Lancelot were born. In September 2017 he started on the long road to convert the vines to certified organic viticulture as well as eliminating sulphur during the winemaking process whatsoever. His vines are split between 5ha Melon de Bourgogne, 0.7 Folle Blanche, 0.5 Pinot Noir and 0.5ha od a local variety Egiodola on a variety of expressive Westerly Loire soils: Amphibolite, Leptynite and Gneiss and micashiste. The labels, which look like something out of Games of Thrones, pay homage to the Celtic heritage of Nantes.

Tasting note: Beautiful dense yellow with green flecks. Pointed and direct nose of crisp yellow pear and yellow apple; and a touch of smoke and ash. The fruit is riper on the palate; with grape; ripe lime; green pineapple; and heaps of camomille and moutain herbs like genepi coming through. Lovely silky texture guarded by fresh; mouth-watering acidity and a clean limestone finish
Winemaking Detail: Grapes picked late in order to ensure full ripeness. Destemmed with no maceration on the skins. Temperature-controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts in SST and wihtout the addion of sulphur or additives. No fininf and very light filtration. Minimal (c.10mg/l) of sulphur added at bottling if needed.
Features Pear Apple Camomile Silky Green

Features Apple, Camomile, Green, High acidity, Pear, Silky,
Tasting note Beautiful dense yellow with green flecks. Pointed and direct nose of crisp yellow pear and yellow apple, and a touch of smoke and ash. The fruit is riper on the palate, with grape, ripe lime, green pineapple, and heaps of camomille and moutain herbs like genepi coming through. Lovely silky texture guarded by fresh, mouth-watering acidity and a clean limestone finish
Drink with
Anchovies, Oysters, Sushi,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Nicolas Suteau
Wine Name Arzur
Style Bright & Mineral
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 20000
Aging 5 months in Stainless Steel
Soil Shistes
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Grapes picked late in order to ensure full ripeness. Destemmed with no maceration on the skins. Temperature-controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts in SST and wihtout the addion of sulphur or additives. No fininf and very light filtration. Minimal (c.10mg/l) of sulphur added at bottling if needed.