Chateau du Coing
Veronique Gunther-Chereau has headed Château du Coing since taking over for her father in 1989. The property dates to the 15th century, and the family have been inheritors of the estate for three generations. Originally called Château du Coin (“castle of the corner”) in reference to its location at the joining of the Sevre and Maine rivers, the name was changed to “castle of the quince” to sound more regal, or at least palatable. Since Veronique’s ascendancy, the Gunther-Chereaus consolidated their vineyard holdings and enlarged the acreage under vine. Her daughter, Aurore, recently joined her mother at the winery, bringing fresh energy and new perspectives. They recently began converting to organic viticulture.
Veronique has always been a proponent of the Cru Communaux and ageability in the wines of Muscadet. She was an early pioneer of long aging on the lees in large volume without stirring to give Melon de Bourgogne structure and character. Château du Coing has been a part of WCW since the beginning and feels like an old friend, with wines of freshness, subtlety, and intrigue.