Domaine Chéreau Carré occupies one of the most privileged positions in the Loire-Atlantique department of France, in the heart of the Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine appellation, directly at the confluence of the two rivers. This family-owned winery has been an innovator since the 1960s by focusing on the qualitative advancement of the Sèvre-et-Maine appellation through their exploration of their numerous single vineyards. Chéreau Carré has assembled some of the most prized old vineyards in the region, where they focus on the development of their Crus Communaux wines. The family winery is run by the father and daughter team of Bernard Chéreau, the second generation, and Louise Chéreau, the third.
With a succession of hills rising along the left bank of the Sèvre and a series of knolls rising along its tributaries, Monnières-Saint Fiacre is located at the heart of the region’s Crus Communaux. The silty, sandy soils on these steep slopes are fine in texture and moderately deep, with a higher concentration of clay and decomposed gneiss.
The wines of Monnières-Saint Fiacre are fleshy and creamy in texture, with a subtle yet refreshing touch of bitterness at the finish. They deliver aromas of citrus fruit, orange blossom, and exotic fruit, often combined with balsamic notes like wax or honey.
After hand-harvesting, fermentation occurs with native yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine ages on the lees for 35 months in underground cement tanks before bottling. The wine is produced only in the best years.
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