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Le Prieuré de Saint-Céols Menetou-Salon

$32.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Le Prieuré de Saint-Céols Menetou-Salon is made from organic sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley. Unique in its flavor profile with a silky and voluptuous body filled with a mélange of apples and spice. Aged on fine lees with regular batonnage for 12 months.

Song: Silky by Max Richman

Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Green Apple, Yellow Apple

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Kermit Lynch Imports

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Le Prieuré de Saint-Céols Menetou-Salon

Le Prieuré de Saint-Céols Menetou-Salon is made from organic sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley. Unique in its flavor profile with a silky and voluptuous body filled with a mélange of apples and spice. Aged on fine lees with regular batonnage for 12 months.

About Joseph de Maistre

Located just to the southwest of Sancerre, Menetou-Salon is home to over 600 hectares of gently sloping vineyards planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This historic appellation is one of several lucky AOCs in the Central Loire to sit on prized land, with soils of Kimmeridgian marl known to yield fresh, mineral-driven wines in all three colors. And while little Menetou is exported relative to Sancerre, its vineyards enjoy the same distinguished soil and climate. In other words, as far as terroir is concerned, Menetou-Salon has nothing to envy its neighbor to the east.

Having grown up in the region, Joseph de Maistre was well aware of the appellation’s potential. While he was not raised in a winery, his grandfather, a Cognac producer in the Charente region, inspired his trajectory into the wine world. He became fascinated with the idea of transforming an agricultural product, and managing the process from start to finish, and went on to pursue internships with wineries in the Loire, Bordeaux, Provence, and South Africa. When he learned that Prieuré de Saint-Céols, a domaine with vineyards in some of the appellation’s most esteemed sites, was going up for sale, he pounced at the chance to realize his dream of finally running his own domaine. In 2020, he and his wife, Marie, began their journey.

Joseph and Marie farm twelve hectares of which nine are planted to Sauvignon Blanc. Their first step in taking over this exceptional terrain was to initiate an organic conversion, and the wines are certified organic as of 2023. Today, the vineyards enjoy a natural grass cover to prevent erosion and promote biodiversity; they do not use chemical herbicides and work the soil beneath the vine rows as needed to manage weeds. Their cellar practices are intended to let the Kimmeridgian terroir shine through, so they ferment their wines naturally, with most cuvées aging in stainless steel to capture vibrant fruit and crisp freshness. Joseph’s wines are elegant and lively with excellent minerality, showcasing the qualities that certainly led Menetou to grace noble tables throughout centuries past. We are thrilled to have the wines of Prieuré de Saint-Céols as the first Menetou-Salon we have ever imported.