CLOS des MENUTS 2015 Saint Emilion Grand Cru 0,75 l
Grapes 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
Owners : Jean Pierre & Philippe Rivière
Consultant : Stéphane de Renoncourt
Localisation : Saint Emilion.
Surface : 25 Ha
Soil : Limestone and clay, mainly sandy-clayey withhardpan
and iron dross subsoil.
Harvested by hand the grapes are carefully selected for
optimum maturity. After the grapes have been stalked they are
gently crushed and fermented for a period of 3 weeks in
temperature controlled stainless steel cuves. The wine is then
put into oak barrels where it develops for between 12 to 18
months. During this time the wine is kept in the huge
monolithic cellars cut in to the rocks beneath the village of
Saint Emilion at the perfect temperature of 12°C
At the heart of the Saint Emilion appellation, CLOS DES
MENUTS is a good-keeping wine which is round and full-
bodied, with delicate tannins.
A very deeply coloured wine. A powerful nose, very complex
with notes of vanilla and toasted bread. Full on the palate the
wine has a lovely structure and has good balance between the
fruit of ripe grapes and the vanilla oak tannins.
It goes marvelously well with meat, poultry, game and cheese.