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.