Pierre Menard Le Quart des Noels Chenin 2014

This Chenin would blow you away, if only you could get your hands on a bottle. We hope to have more in coming years.
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Details

Details

Young winemaker Pierre Menard is working only 2 hectares at this point, but his family owns a good 20 hectares and Pierre is looking towards expanding his own label in coming years. The wines he has made so far are nothing short of spectacular, and the few cases we are able to get are sold out before they land. The Quart de Noels, made from vines planted in 1920, is a wine of incredible depth, minerality and fruit expression. In the nose wet stone, candied pear and salinity mingle with intense focus and persistence. On the palate the wine is explosive, dense with good structure and acidity, apt at doing the heavy lifting. For us one of the best Chenin we have tasted.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Pierre Menard
Producer No
Alcohol 14.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 6.20
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Long term
Grape Variety 100% - Chenin Blanc
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Loire Valley

Region

Loire Valley


Covering 87 different AOCs, the Loire Valley is known for a fresh and fruity wine style, paired with crisp flavors. Some of the best known AOCs of France can be found in this region, including Sancerre, Chinon, Muscadet Sevre et Maine and Pouilly-Fume.

The region is dominated by the variety's Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne ("Muscadet") for whites and by Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir for reds. Next to still wines, the Loire Valley is also the second-largest producer of sparkling wines in France.

Subregion

Anjou AOC


The part of the Loire appellation known as "Middle Loire" is comprised of the Anjou and Saumur sub-appellations.

Within the Anjou wine region are many different appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), each one responsible for a broad spectrum of wines including reds, whites and rosé as well as sweet wines. The region produces more varied wine styles from different grape varieties than any other Loire Valley wine region.

The two main grape varieties of the Anjou are Chenin blanc, which is here sometimes referred to as Pineau de la Loire and Cabernet Franc. Chenin Blanc is made into dry, sweet and sparkling wine. Cabernet Franc is used mostly for rosé and still red wines.

mostly for rosé and still red wines.