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.
100% Melon de Bourgogne
Vineyard & Vinification Note
HVE3 Certified (high environmental value)
Soil: Gneiss with two types of mica. Planted for the most part in 1929. The product of rigorous mass selection, these old vines thrive on the Terroir of Saint-Fiacre. Age of vines: More than fifty years old, some planted in 1929. Yield: 41hl/ha Production area: 2.50 hectares. Planting density: 7,000 vines per hectare.
Growing methods: Simple Guyot pruning, exclusively organic amendments. Crop protection in sustainable culture. Number of bottles produced: 12,000 bottles
Winemaking and maturing: Harvest at full maturity, ensuring maximum flavour with the best balance.
Following a cold static settling of 12 hours, wines are fermented without yeast addition, for a very slow fermentation, approximately for 3 weeks. Aged on lees before bottling in the Autumn, after 14 months of ageing, 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. Vegan.
A gastronomic wine par excellence, this “Vieilles Vignes” is the perfect accompaniment for a fish in sauce, white meats or an aged camembert.