Gadais Pere & Fils Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Les Perrieres Monopole is a beautiful white wine gem of 100% Melon de Bourgogne from the Loire. This property is situated in Saint Fiacre with vines on slopes that are in the perfect triangle where the Sevre and Maine Rivers come together. Christophe Gadais and his father worked with Robert Chadderdon for years when Mr. Chadderdon represented the Domaine for the U.S. market. Now Christophe is being gradually succeeded by his son, Pierre Henri, a bright, talented and dedicated young vigneron. Pierre Henri's great grandfather worked with Frank Schoonmaker, so as one can see, this has long been a Domaine respected by the top importers.
This Perrières Monopole is now on its fourth vintage. Family-owned for five generations, the Les Perrières Monopole is only produced in the best vintages and from the highest quality grapes within the single vineyard "Les Perrières." Grapes are picked by hand at optimal ripeness. The wine is fermented with wild yeast from the vineyard. Aged entirely in used oak barrels. After 18 months, with batonnage (stirring of the lees) performed every two months, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. This Les Perrières Monopole is a "Hors Classe" Muscadet. Each bottle is individually numbered. The color is a pale yellow. Citrus aromas of grapefruits and lemon skin on the nose. The wine is very fresh with citrus tones, well balanced with white flower aromas and exotic fruit on the finish.
Enjoy Gadais Pere & Fils Muscadet Les Perrieres Monopole over the next 5-7 years with oysters, pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, fried chicken, and mild cheeses.