In 1959, the Menetou-Salon wine union was created and a controlled designation of origin was created to protect the vineyard and its winegrowers following the Phylloxera crisis which put the estates under severe pressure at the end of the 19th century.
Spread over more than 500 hectares, the vineyard located in the Centre-Loire sub-region, at the beginning of Bourges; extends between the Pays-Fort-Sancerrois and the Champagne berrichonne. Evolving in a temperate climate of continental influence, semi-temperate, the vine flourishes on limestone to clay soils.
As far as the grape varieties are concerned, Pinot Noir is the star grape variety of these wines insofar as it is the only grape variety authorised to produce either red or rosé wines. For the Menetou-Salon whites, the grape variety used is Sauvignon Blanc.
With a bright ruby colour on the eye, and aromas of ripe fruit and violet that develop slowly in the mouth, Red Menetou-Salon will perfectly match and modify your perception of meats such as rabbit, pork or game birds. The rosés are fresh and delicate with aromas of white and dried fruits. Finally, white wines of a pale golden colour, are intense and complex from a gustatory point of view, with notes of orange blossom, quince, blackcurrant, apple, mint or honey and spices, and will reveal their full potential if they are matched with seafood such as shrimp or crab or avocado.