100% Pinot Noir planted 30 years ago on a sedimentary clayey-limestone terroir of the Kimmeridgian, the vines extend on average over 6.5 hectares divided among 5 plots. Biodynamic agriculture was set up in 2006 on all the property’s 30 hectares.
The grapes are harvested, almost entirely destemmed, then macerated between 3 and 4 weeks in 90-hl wooden truncated conical tanks, then in a cement tank during the second winter.
This delicate and elegant Loire Valley Pinot Noir can accompany a wide range of foods ranging from broiled or braised meat to fish with oily flesh, from charcuterie to berries pies or even dark chocolate.
The Domaine Philippe Gilbert is located in the center of France: the Menetou-Salon vines produce rare wines with a pronounced minerality. Their quality is recognized as one of the most demanding in the Loire.
A neighbor of Sancerre, the Menetou-Salon appellation is found north of Borges and covers a modest area of 600 hectares. Menetou-Salon AOC is exclusively planted with pinot noir varietals for the red and rosé, and sauvignon for the white.