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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

2014 Vintage: A variable year with very few consistent stretches of the same weather. Warm and sunny one day, followed by rain and clouds the next. The beginning of the season saw higher than normal rainfall which increased mildew pressures and saw the development of other fungal diseases in the vineyard. What would've been a poor vintage was saved by a near-perfect September. For 6 weeks starting the beginning of the month, sunshine and warm temperatures helped to accelerate ripening making up for lost time and dry conditions nearly wiped out all signs of rot in the vineyard. By harvest time, the quality was very high and wines showed good balance, concentration and complexity.


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Domaine de la Combe




100% Melon de Bourgogne


AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie


La Pétière

Vine Age

85-90 years old


Gneiss (Decompossed Granite)


Organic Viticulture


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


Aging on lees with regular battonage for 14 months



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Grapes: 100% Melon de Bourgogne

Vine age: 85-90 years old

Soil: Gneiss (Decompossed Granite)

Farming: Organic Viticulture

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