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Fiefs Vendéen AOC of Pissotte a deep history

The “Fiefs Vendéens” appellation in Pissotte covers 24 hectares. The terroir is contiguous to the north of Fontenay le Comte and covers a single town, Pissotte. Since the soil is very deep, the vines must pass through a thick layer of clay to find it. The Fiefs Vendéens of Pissotte, is best known for its fruity rosés and slightly pearly whites. The same grape varieties are found here as in the other Fiefs Vendéens wines but with the touch of Melon.

Domaine Coirier a cave with a long history

Since 1895, the Coirier have worn the Pissotte wine crest. Unique winegrowers from the AOC Fiefs Vendéens Pissotte. The house is a hundred years old, wisteria blooms there every spring. You will appreciate the warmth of their welcome and the freshness of the cave. Here, it is a father to son winegrowing estate. Generations may have changed, but values and notoriety remain.

At the beginning of the 20th century, local viticulture was very important, and all rural people had their own vines. The 2nd World War changed all this, opting for a more specialised agriculture. At that time, Mathieu Coirier's grandfather, found himself the only remaining winegrower on this terroir. A strong friendship with an English soldier, soon developed into a wine trading business in London, after the war. This regular and high-quality commercial outlet made it possible to make a living from the vines. He continued in this venture as the only winegrower on this “micro-appellation” in the village of Pissotte

The production of Pissotte wines has a potential of around 130,000 bottles in several colours:

The "Pissotte rosé", is dry and fruity and remains a pure delight during the summer months in the Vendée.

The "dry white chenin" and the red pinot noir /cabernet franc are two vintages aged for 1 year in locally made oak barrels from the local forest of Mervent.