Crisp Sauvignon from Menetou-Salon in the Loire Valley
Sauvignon from the Loire Valley: Menetou-Salon
Le Prieuré de Saint Céols, Menetou-Salon
Pierre and Christine Jacolin are winegrowers in Menetou-Salon. Their cellar and Cave (where they welcome you with pleasure) are in the small village of Saint-Céols. This village has existed since 1259 under the name of Sanctus Celsus. There was a Benedictine abbey, that was part of the famous abbey in Cluny.
The vineyards are situated on the best terroirs of the Menetou-Salon appellation: Morogues, Humbligny and St Céols. These terroirs are part of the great chalk soil that extends all the way to Chablis. The vineyards are 2/3 Sauvignon Blanc and 1/3 Pinot Noir. The couple aim for the highest quality on their 12 hectares of vineyards. They are proud of the fact that they do not use any chemical pesticides. They let the weeds grow between the vines to prevent erosion and increase biodiversity. They keep the yields as small as possible, in order to concentrate as much flavour in the grapes as possible. They work according to the guidelines of Terra Vitis. Their white Menetou-Salon was very much appreciated by the tasting panel!
The domaine is regularly mentioned in the French wine guide Guide Hachette and scores 3,8 (****) on Vivino.