2019 Menetou-Salon Fumet, La Tour St-Martin, Domaines Minchin

This north-facing limestone site is cool and late ripening. In a warm year like 2019 its quality soars. There is such a fine acidity and outstanding length. I was really blown away by this, and can’t wait to see how the fruit and acidity entwine further with some bottle age. Nervous and tense, this warrants attention.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£18.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£113.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Menetou-Salon, Central Loire / Cœur-de-France, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2019 Menetou-Salon Fumet, La Tour St-Martin, Domaines Minchin
Albane & Bertrand Minchin

In the commune of Morogues, the gregarious Bertrand Minchin owns a considerable 17 hectares and produces first-rate, ageworthy Menetou-Salon from Sauvignon Blanc. Like much of the terroir of Sancerre, Menetou-Salon is planted primarily on Kimmeridgian marl, essentially an old seabed beset with fossilised sea life, whilst the sprinkling of clay makes richer, more concentrated and aromatic wines than are often found in Sancerre. The Honorine is Bertrand’s pride and joy.

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