Menetou-Salon Cuvée Le Charnay 2018

Jean-Max Roger

Menetou-Salon Cuvée Le Charnay
2018

$25.95

* Suggested retail price
Product code
10690519
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of product
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Loire Valley
Appellation
Menetou-Salon
Varietal(s)
Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
Colour
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

The Roger family descends from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué. The first texts that mention the name date back to the early 17th century. Jean-Max Roger took over the four hectares of vines left to him by his parents in the early 1970s and expanded the estate to its current size. Beginning in 2004, two of his three sons, Etienne and Thibault, came back to work at the estate after various professional careers in France and abroad. His third son, Xavier, lives his passion for...

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Winemaking notes

The grapes are pressed directly after harvest. After 48 hours of static rest, the must is settled and left to ferment in a vat. The musts are not yeasted, the indigenous yeasts naturally present in the raisins and in the cellar carry out the fermentation. The latter is done at low temperature and lasts an average of eight to ten weeks. Indigenous yeasts and long fermentations allow the full expression of the mineral structure of the wine and its aromatic complexity. The first racking generally takes place at the end of January, beginning of February. The wine is then bonded with bentonite and then filtered before bottling.

Tasting notes

The wine is pleasantly fruity, well-typed with good persistence in the mouth.