Chéreau-Carré is today among the leading estates of that Nantais area of the Loire and their range of Muscadets produced from near the Atlantic coast are rightly seen as some of the best wines from here. They have four different estates under their banner, Châteaux de Chasseloir, de l'Oiselinière and de la Chesnaie and Domaine du Bois Bruley. As well as classic examples of Muscadet made for youthful drinking they're no strangers to different styles and happily embrace oak aged cuvées and wines intended to mature.
Based in Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine, a few miles south east of Nantes, the estate is run by Bernard Chéreau, son of the founder, together with his daughter Louise. Their vineyard area totals around 135 hectares which makes them one of the largest producer's of Muscadet, but, probably more importantly, the variety of terroirs they have enable them to make wines in a wide variety of styles to suit the characteristics of the differing vineyard sites.