Menetou-Salon Les Thureaux 2020
An intense nose of tropical and citrus fruits is echoed on the balanced and fresh palate.
The vineyard is situated near Bourges, South of Sancerre, on gentle slopes. The soil is composed of clay and limestone overlaying Kimmeridgian marls. All vineyard processes are carried out in an environmentally-friendly manner, adapted for each terroir.
The rains that had started in the fall did not stop until spring approached. The spring heat favoured a very early vegetative cycle. The flowering of Pinot and then Sauvignon was short and above all well ahead of the last vintages. Unfortunately, the first heatwaves arrived in June. The water so abundant in winter was already lacking in July. The veraison took place early, suggesting a harvest at the end of August. Then another disaster struck where localized hailstorms damaged certain slopes of the vineyards, while the heat of the sun burned the overly exposed berries. In August, humid and hot weather confirmed the precocity of the harvest. September turned out to be one of the hottest, injecting significant momentum into the ripening of the grapes, concentrating sugars and acidity. The harvest started on the 30th of August. Despite all the challenges, there is an aromatic elegance and good balance on the palate that characterize the 2020 vintage.
Following on from cold static settling, the fermentation takes place at low temperatures in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses