Region: Loire Valley, Coteaux de l’Aubance
Color: Goldish yellow
Aroma: Lovely bouquet of fresh tropical fruits and Anjou pears
Tasting Notes: Marmalade of quince, apricot and passion fruit, with deep honey flavors and botrytis.
Food Pairings: Apricot soufflé and apricot tarts, Bleu de Gex, or goes well with savory meats like Country pate.
Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol Level: 11% to 12%
Vinification/Process: Pressing is slow and deliberate with no enzymes, sugar or yeast and with natural Fermentation inside oak barrels. Transferred to smaller oak barrels for anywhere from 3 to 6 years before release.
Notes/Facts: In tune with the name Trois Schistes, the soils of the Domaine de Montgilet consist of three different shales: blue clay shale (Angers-Trélazé), gray and loamy weathered shale, and sandstone shale with purplish yellow hues.