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Domaine des Sablonnettes Menard le Rouge

$27.00

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Groslot, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Domaine des Sablonnettes Menard le Rouge is an earthy, fruity, funky, lighter body red with a tannic structure to pair with lively plum and cherry notes. All rolled together with crisp acidity and forest floor qualities. Can come off with a bit of a tickle!

Song: Paperwings by Damien Jurado

Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Red Cherry, Red Currant, Red Plum

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Light

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Jenny & Francois

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Domaine des Sablonnettes Menard le Rouge

Domaine des Sablonnettes Menard le Rouge is an earthy, fruity, funky, lighter body red with a tannic structure to pair with lively plum and cherry notes. All rolled together with crisp acidity and forest floor qualities. Can come off with a bit of a tickle! From an iconic Loire Natural Wine producer, this is Cabernet Sauvignon, Groslot (Grolleau), Cabernet Franc, and Gamay layered by variety in whole-bunches. Spontaneously ferments and ages in the tank for several months prior to being bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no additional sulfur addition.

About Domaine des Sablonnettes

Christine and Joel Menard have been making wine in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC for more than thirty years. They produce an outstanding array of wines from Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay, and Chenin Blanc. They practice biodynamic methods in their 13 hectares of vines. Christine and Joel run their domain to very exacting standards and as a result, they produce stunning, natural wines—without employing artificial yeasts. The wines from Sablonnettes are not chaptalized or filtered, these wines are vibrantly alive.

About Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a key wine region in western France. It follows the course of the Loire River on its long journey through the heart of France, from the inland hills of Auvergne to the plains on the French Atlantic coast near Nantes (Muscadet country).

As the third-largest appellation in France (after Bordeaux and Burgundy), the Loire Valley is highly significant in terms of both quantity and quality wine production. The region generates vast quantities (around four hundred million liters each year) of everyday wines, as well as some of France’s very finest and highest quality bottles.

Diversity is another of the region’s key strengths. The wine styles made here range from the light, tart Muscadet and sweet, honeyed Bonnezeaux to the sparkling whites of Vouvray and juicy, tannic reds of Chinon and Saumur. It is quite telling that this brief sketch of the region’s wines does not even make reference to the two most famous Loire Valley wines of all – Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.

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