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September 29th, 2010: End of the harvest in Chateau La Ragotiere

The beautiful summer 2010 ended by a magnificent September. We harvested rich grapes with a very good balance. 2010 is a promising vintage.

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September 3rd, 2010: 10 days before the harvest in Chateau La Ragotiere

We plan to begin the harvest in 1O days in Chateau de la Ragotiere. The weather is very nice and it's perfect to have a good maturity of the grappes. Let's taste the juice in 2 weeks.

La cave à barriques qui fait place nette

Barrels are getting ready to receive the Chardonnay 2010.

Michel aux barriques Barriques Chênes

July 28, 2010: Domaine de Bernier 2009 in The Boston Globle

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Some appealing tropical aromas; brisk, juicy apple-y fruit; nicely dry and appetizing. Will please a crowd.

The Boston Globe, 7/28/10












August 7, 2010: Chateau de la Ragotiere in The Gazette Montreal (Canada)

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Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur lie 2008, Chateau de la Ragotiere, Vieilles Vignes, France.

None of the hallmarks of regular muscadet: no little fizz on the palate, or those bare-bone, lemony notes. This is richer, more full and a touch more dense, but a striking mineral note keeps it fresh. Still only 12 per cent alcohol. If you never quite "got" muscadet, start here. Drink now-2014. Food pairing: Sole and other lighter fish.

Bill Zacharkiw






July 9, 2010: Biodiversity in La Ragotiere

Birds choose our Muscadet vines to nest:

Great exemple of Biodiversity in Ragotiere vineyards

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June, 2010: 87 points for Domaine de Bernier 2008

By Josh Raynolds:

bern chard 2008


Light, bright yellow. Lemon, herbs and lees on the nose. Juicy but dry and focused, with bitter citrus fruit flavors and a hint of warmth. Slightly aggressive on the finish but refreshingly brisk and fat-free. This estate is located neat Nantes and belongs to the same family that owns Chateau de la Ragotiere, in Muscadet. 87


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, ISSUE 150 - MAY/JUNE 2010








Ecological protection of the vineyards of Chateau La Ragotiere

Since April 15th, 2010, the plots of land of Ragotière are protected against insects (eudémys and cochylis moth) by a process of sexual confusion.

The principle is simple:
Spread pheromones (via capsules, photos below) which are going to confuse the issue females and to prevent the reproduction. The population decreases so strongly while keeping auxiliary insects. This technique associated with a mastered natural enherberment allows to keep the biodiversity in the heart of vineyards.

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These commitments are all follow-ups and checked within the framework of Terra Vitis (sustainable vinegrowing). This new ecological technique (used only on 2 % of the French vineyard) comes to complete those already organized as the only organic fertilization, the reduction of doses with stimulating of natural defenses and the setting-up of new wooded hedges.

www.terravitis.com



May 4, 2010: 88 points for Chateau La Ragotiere "Black Label" 2008

By Josh Raynolds

Chat Ragotière VV 08 vis
Greenish yellow. Pungently spicy aromas of pear, crystallized lemon peel, quinine and ginger. Firm and dry in the mouth, with good energy to the flavors of citrus fruits, minerals and white pepper. Rather austere on the back end, conveying an impression of zesty acidity. Classic Muscadet that will work with all sorts of lighter foods. 88

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, ISSUE150 - MAY/JUNE 2010




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