Isabelle et Pierre Clément-Châtenoy

2017 'Classique Blanc' Menetou-Salon AOC

Sauvignon Blanc

France: Loire Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$33.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Secret Garden

There are no other regions that can claim more intensity and purity with 100% Sauvignon Blanc than the Loire, aka. Garden of France. Trouble is, with the fame that Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé have reached, the prices for the top wines from this vicinity have taken the fun away. That’s when, in French wine, you seek the neighbors, and as in this case end up in an idyllic commune of Menetou-Salon just to the southwest, where tremendous values still roam…

Pale as snow in a broad rim with the faintest twinkle of white gold within the meniscus. Freshly cut citrus, lemon peel, key-lime, and freshly chopped basil lead into stone fruits. A vibrant, juicy burst of acidity encased in creamy lemon meringue pie and white pepper. Clean, crisp, pure, intense and seamless, with a thirst inducing salinity and mineral edge. An elaborate salad with candied walnuts and goat cheese, or a rich, creamy pasta recipe.

The Clément-Châtenoy clan has been growing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc in Menetou-Salon since 1560, NOT a TYPO. That’s 16 generations of viticulture and winemaking for you, how is that for experience? We grabbed the very last few cases of this crisp and ethereal white for you, so don’t hesitate to do the same, at 40% off bringing it to under $20, you just can’t go wrong.

Here’s what the wine press has to say:

90 Points – Jeb Dunnuck - “The outstanding 2017 Menetou Salon Blanc (100% Sauvignon Blanc) is a winner. Lovely honeyed citrus, pear, and a kiss of rocky mineral-like notes all flow to a medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, juicy white that has all kinds of charm and character. It’s going to be incredibly versatile on the dinner table and is well worth seeking out.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Pale as snow in a broad rim with the faintest twinkle of white gold within the meniscus.

Smell:

Freshly cut citrus, lemon peel, key-lime, and freshly chopped basil lead into stone fruits.

Taste:

A vibrant, juicy burst of acidity encased in creamy lemon meringue pie and white pepper.

Finish:

Clean, crisp, pure, intense and seamless, with a thirst inducing salinity and mineral edge.

Pairing:

An elaborate salad with candied walnuts and goat cheese, or a rich, creamy pasta recipe.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Pierre Clément
Vintage
2017
Varietal
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Menetou-Salon, Loire Valley
Alcohol
13%
Average vine age
20 to 40 years
Soils
Limestone-clay (Kimmeridgian marls)
Exposure
South-South-West
Aging
6 months in Stainless Steel

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$33.00
Avg. Price
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