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Menetou-Salon `les Morogues` 2011

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Central Vineyards
Producer
La Tour St Martin
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Bone dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

This beautiful region is situated 200Km south of Paris and extends west along the high reaches of the Loire River. This is a cold climate northern wine making region and includes the following famous villages; Sancerre, Pouilly Sur Loire, Quincy and Menetou-Salon. There are only two permitted grape varieties, namely, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The soils have a high percentage of flint and limestone and this results in crisp, aromatic whites and perfumed, elegant rose and reds. Littered with artisan producers, the best single domaine wines are made in small quantities and are of top drawer quality. In recent years, the demand for the best wines in the region has exceeded supply.

Producer

Having studied at Beaune and Dijon, Bertrand and Albane Minchin acquired their first vineyards in the village of Morogues in the region of Menetou-Salon. The vineyards are run in accordance with the principles of `lutte raisonee`, or sustainable viticulture, as they work towards producing wines that rival the finest Sancerre.

Tasting (Long)

Not as well known as its close neighbours, Sancerre, but the vineyards of Menetou-Salon are a real gem, also being planted with Sauvignon Blanc ideal for producing aromatic white wines in this northern climate. La Tour St Martin is located in the village of Morogues and is producing terrific, clean, fresh Menetou with a rich grassy aroma. On the palate there are attractive gooseberry and peach flavours. Sublime and magnificent - the Loire`s answer to New Zealand.

Tasting (Short)

La Tour St Martin is located in the village of Morogues and is producing terrific, clean, fresh Menetou with a rich grassy aroma and attractive gooseberry and peach flavours on the palate. Sublime and magnificent - the Loire`s answer to New Zealand.

Food

Ideal aperitif and good with seafood, grilled vegetables or asparagus.

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Drink Type
White
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Region
Loire Valley
Style
Aromatic
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