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Gilbert Menetou-Salon Rouge 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very fresh and delicious Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley.

Producer/Winery: Philippe Gilbert; Domaine Philippe Gilbert; Faucards, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Menetou-Salon; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken stroganoff with egg noodles and green beans’

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a light red rim. Very musty red fruit and sweet spice aromas. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, medium body and an 80-grit texture. Cherry, pomegranate and cranberry fruit flavors mixed with licorice and chalky mineral. Very nice level of fresh acidity, fine-grained tannins that just showed their grip in the long mouth watering dense cherry finish. WOW, this wine was a real sleeper with its enticing bouquet, layers of fresh flavors that continued to develop from the first sip to the last and a strong finish that simply invited the next sip. We especially liked the soft, smooth mouthfeel in juxtaposition with the gritty texture. It was a very fresh and delicious Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley.

Philippe Gilbert in his vineyard
Photo from Rosenthal.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine Philippe Gilbert and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 55152 00156 2

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.