Clos des Menuts is considered today as a unique wine-producing institution.
To better understand the basis of this success, we must go back in 1538, date of the first written record attesting to the sale of a barrel of wine by the union of the « Frères Mineurs ». Today, the domain belongs to the RIVIERE family, after Jean Edmond Andrieu (who bought it in 1895), donated it to his son-in-law Pierre RIVIERE in 1956.
Since Clos des Menuts is an integral part of the family, everything has been implemented to enhance and develop this prestigious area. Today, it extends on 25 hectares all ready of the walls of the medieval city, mainly to the west of the commune. The privileged location of the vineyards coupled with the complexity of the soils and basements of this vineyard contribute greatly to the development of a unique wine.
The monolithic cellars of the Clos des Menuts, dotted with old grain silos dating from the Middle Ages, are a much-appreciated attraction for the numerous visitors to the mediaeval city.
Tasting: 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.
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
44°53'40.920"N 0°9'18.554"W // 44.8947 -0.155154
6 - 30€
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