The Gadais have been specialising in making quality Muscadet since the early 1950’s. Based in the village of Saint-Fiacre in the heart of the Sèvre et Maine district.
Planted for the most part in 1929 Vieilles Vignes. The product of rigorous mass selection, these nearly one-hundred year old vine stocks thriving on the Terroir of Saint-Fiacre continue to produce sun-ripened grapes.
Refined by four successive generations of the Gadais Family, the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie “Vieilles Vignes” is the Estate’s flagship wine.
This exceptional Muscadet is only produced during great years, so as to guarantee the highest level of quality.
100% Melon de Bourgogne
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Soil and subsoil composition: Gneiss slopes with southeast exposures. Planted for the most part in 1929 Vieilles Vignes. The product of rigorous mass selection, these nearly one-hundred year old vine stocks thriving on the Terroir of Saint-Fiacre continue to produce sun-ripened grapes.
Surface vines: 2.5 hectares Yield: 41hl/ha
The vines are grown with the utmost care, in accordance with sustainable agricultural methods
Conditions of harvest : Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, ensuring maximum flavour with the best balance
Winemaking and maturing:
Following a cold static settling of 12 hours, wines are fermented from natural yeast from the cellar and vineyard, for a very slow fermentation, approximately 3 weeks. Aged on lees for 10 months before bottling in July, without fining or filtration.
Beautiful pale gold, this Muscadet opens on a nose of honey with notes of white flowers and citrus fruits. The mouth is ample, fresh, complex, floral, with notes of stony mineral, and a fresh long finish.
Ageing potential of 10 years or more.
A gastronomic wine par excellence, this “Vieilles Vignes” is the perfect accompaniment for a fish in sauce, white meats or an aged camembert.