MENETOU-SALON Rouge – Jean Marie Berthier – 2017
In a deep ruby red color, limpid and brilliant this menetou-salon red has a nose of red berries sour cherries, blackberries and currants.
On the palate, the attack is supple with well-melted tannins with a large volume that gives it a good length.
Richness, fruitiness and intensity…
Serve it between 10 and 12°C.
Drink it now or wait 4-7 years.
Menetou-Salon red pairs very nicely with cold, grilled and white meats.
AOP Menetou-Salon Rouge
Centre Val de Loire
Jean Marie Berthier
2017 is the latest in a succession of early harvests. As winter drew to a close with temperatures worthy of late spring, nature
snowballed ahead. The vines continued to reach each milestone early, right up until harvest – despite very variable conditions which changed month by month and area by area. In short – Centre-Loire’s 2017 wines are made for enjoyment.
Our Menetou-Salon comes from one of the area’s finest terroirs; clay-limestone soils. This terroir gives our Menetou-Salon power and finess.
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.
Southwest of Sancerre, Menetou Salon sits in the Cher department and covers 560 hectares.
Pinot noir : 100%
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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