Hors Classe "Les Ménétrières" 2005 - Wine

Hors Classe "Les Ménétrières"
Hors Classe "Les Ménétrières"

Location

This south-east facing vineyard, which, at its northernmost point, reaches the village boundary of Fuissé itself, covers less than a hectare of ground.

Vineyards' age

A third of the vines are 40 years old, a third are 20 years old and the final third are 10 years old.

Soil

The soil, which is derived from alluvial deposits, consists of a mix of deep silt and clay containing few stones. The subsoil features streaks of limestone and limestone marls, while the top layers are rich in stone-free limestone deposits derived from the light marls of the Dogger bank.

Tasting

The nose suggests great ripeness. Subtle creamy notes are blended into a complex array of Chardonnay fruit notes underpinned by honeyed aromas, toast and quince paste. The aromas are superbly rich and generous. On the palate, this wine is powerful and intense, with a vivid finish. Because of its power and richness, this wine would benefit from being allowed to mature for a few years.

Wine and food pairing

Due to its impressive richness and balance, the wines of les Ménétrières deserve to be matched to dishes of great refinement, such as a sole Meunière, a terrine of foie gras, grilled lobster, sea bass or poulet de Bresse with cèpes, but it's also a perfect partner for such cheeses as Vacherin Mont d'Or, Saint-Marcellin or even a Saint-Maure.

The vintage

A magnificent vintage that will repay judicious ageing. The wines are structured and powerful.


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