Officially recognised as a cru communal since 2011, the Clisson appellation is the result of a joint reflection between winegrowers.
Considering the diverse nature of the soils and subsoils in the Nantais wine region and the major local tendencies, the idea emerged of a Muscadet reflecting the very best of the Clisson terroir.
In the early 2000s, a number of local winegrowers joined together within an association and from here the Clisson appellation began to emerge. In the years that followed, the association, assisted by geologists and various consultants, tasked itself with identifying the boundaries of the Clisson appellation, the vines that could potentially be used to produce Clisson wines, the characteristics of the terroir, and so on. The first wines produced according to these guidelines were given the name ‘Granite de Clisson’.
After many years of effort, working with various bodies, the official French appellations commission, INAO, officially recognised our cru communal under the name ‘Clisson’. Today, our association comprises some twenty Clisson-producing winegrowers.