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Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie


AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Winemaker notes

The Domaine is located in the lieu dit of La Pétière in Saint-Fiacre with the word “Combe” referring to a topographical feature, somewhat like a valley, where the Domaine is situated. The vineyards are situated on the banks of the Sèvre river, with southern exposure, the only such lieu dit in the Saint-Fiacre village with this favorable aspect. The 12 hecatres of vineyards of Domaine de la Combe represent a monopole of their unique La Pétière terroir. Pierre-Henri Gadais, fifth generation of the Gadais family, has taken the reigns as winemaker for the family’s new domaine.

Viticultural Notes

Vines are planted at a density of 7700 vines per hectares. Grapes are hand-harvested.

Vintage Notes

2018 Vintage: This vintage was one for the record books. According to Pierre-Henri's grandfather, you could not script a more perfect vintage that 2018. The quality was perfect till the end, with no rot at all, perfect maturity, with a good level of acidity. Vintages like this, where Mother Nature cooperates, makes a winemaker's job easy. The vineyard and the weather do all the heavy lifting. The 2018 should have great cellaring capabilities for those that enjoy Muscadet with a bit more tertiary development.

2017 Vintage: As was the case in 2016, the spring started off warmed than usual which left the vines vulnerable to frost in May. The estate suffered approximately 40% loss in crop due to the frost. The rest vines that were not impacted by frost experienced a slow, gradual growing season that helped to maintain a good level of acidity in the finished wines. The ripeness levels were normal producing a very balanced vintage. By definition, it was a colder vintage, and the wines express a good minerality and freshness.

2016 Vintage: The warmer than average spring forced and early bud break that was later impacted by a hard frost reducing yields by 25%. The growing season was warm and dry, and the fruit developed good concentration as a result of the smaller yields due to frost and the dry conditions. It is was a very warm vintage by Muscadet standards, which gave the grapes very high fruit ripeness but balanced acidities.


Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie


Domaine de la Combe


100% Melon de Bourgogne


AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie


La Pétière

Vine Age

25 years old




Organic Viticulture


Fermenation in fiberglass tanks buried below the cellar using wild yeasts.


Aging on lees for 8 months



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