MENETOU-SALON Rouge – Jean Marie Berthier – 2018

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…

Serving tips

 

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

food pairing

 

Menetou-Salon red pairs very nicely with cold, grilled and white meats.

AOP Menetou-Salon Rouge

Centre Val de Loire

Jean Marie Berthier

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 Menetou-Salon comes from one of the area’s finest terroirs; clay-limestone soils. This terroir gives our Menetou-Salon power and finess.

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

Southwest of Sancerre, Menetou Salon sits in the Cher department and covers 560 hectares.

varietals

Pinot noir : 100%

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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