GIENNOIS Rouge – Domaine de Montbenoit – 2018

Bright, garnet coloured wine, this red Coteaux du Giennois has a typical nose with dark fruit and hints of spice.

The freshness on entry to the palate is partnered by a velvety texture. Cherries, blackberries and blueberries develop to provide an excellent harmonious wine, with an uplifting touch of spice on the finish.

Complexity, intensity and pleasure…

Serving tips

 

Serve it between 10 and 12°C.
Drink it now or wait 4-7 years.

food pairing

 

Grilled red meats and rabbit cooked with mustard. It also goes surprisingly well with liquorice ice-cream.

AOP Coteaux du Giennois Rouge

Centre Val de Loire

Domaine de Montbenoit

presentation

THE VINTAGE

2018 shows every sign of being a sun-driven vintage. Having braved the unusual weather conditions, 2018 is a unique, early vintage – a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather, ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. September’s fine weather helped to maintain the quality potential of the harvest.

In conclusion, the 2018 vintage is set to be all about elegance.

 

TERROIR

Our Coteaux du Giennois red vines are planted on limestone soils of Pougny and Saint Père, small villages located in the heart of the Centre-Loire area. This deep and typical Pinot- noir “terroir” provides wide complexity to our wine.

WINEMAKING

Alcoholic fermentation is performed in vats for 10 to 14 days at temperatures between 26 and 32°C. Throughout this process, the must is pumped over twice daily so as to maximize the extraction of colour and tannins.

 SITUATION

Situated between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard of 191 hectares has a temperate climate thanks to the Loire River, with a continental influence from the east. It’s planted on hillsides of the Loire extensions of the geologic formations of Sancerrois and Pouilly. Coteaux du Giennois is a small and recent appellation, even if one can find archeological evidences of winegrowing in this region since the 2nd century. In full expansion with authentic wines that reveal the originality of their terroir.

VARIETALS

Pinot noir : 85%, Gamay : 15%

ageing

Malolactic fermentation is performed in stainless steel tank. To finish the wine is racked, aged for 10 to 12 months and the bottled.

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