Pierre Menard Cosmos Chenin 2018

A beautiful sweet wine from Chenin Blanc in cosmic balance and harmony.

Details

Details

This sweet wine from Chenin Blanc began its journey when beautiful botrytis settled over the Quart des Noels and Clos des Mailles vineyards in late fall.
6 harvest lots were assembled to achieve "cosmic" harmony.
Spontaneous fermentation in steel and glass containers.
Biodynamic farming that includes the use of herbal teas for plant protection. Teas are made from horsetail, nettle, yarrow, wicker, dandelion, chamomile, and fern.
Careful manual harvest throughout October.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biological
Winemaker Pierre Menard
Producer Domaine Pierre Menard
Alcohol 11.00
ml 500
Residual Sugar (g/L) 160.00
Acidity (g/l) 7.90
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Long term
Grape Variety 100% - Chenin Blanc
Body light
Sweetness very sweet
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.

SKU: 3216
$49.50