the white and Pinot Noir for both the rose and red wines. Sancerre white is fresh, lively, and very aromatic. Certain of the characteristic aromas in its bouquet include citrus fruit, white peach, broom, acacia, jasmine, exotic fruits, white flowers, green ferns, green asparagus, and newly sawn timber. The taste is also fresh but rich and full of flavour. Drinking temperature for this French wine: 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Sancerre rose is delightful, generous, and subtle with fruity aromas of apricot, red berries, or even grapefruit and there can be a suggestion of peppermint. Drink this French wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Sancerre red is definitely and characteristically Pinot Noir. In years of a good vintage, the red Sancerre is
of outstanding quality. In lesser years it is best ignored because the relationship between quality and price is then out of balance. The best Sancerre Rouge (such as from Paul Prieur & Pils or, Sylvain Bailly) is light, delicate, and very aromatic (cherry, blackberry, and liquorice) . In exceptional years the wine is fuller and rounder. Drink this French wine at (a young Sancerre with fish) 53 .6°F (12°C), otherwise 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).
These French wines are simply wholly undervalued. There are white, rose, and red wines from this area. Menetou Salon is situated close to the town of Bourges on chalk and alluvial deposits. The entire area of the appellation amounts to barely 330 hectares. The white wine made with the Sauvignon grape is fresh and fruity with bouquet containing recognisable notes of citrus fruit, box, peppermint, and white lowers with a subtle hint of nutmeg. The taste is full of flavour, rounded, lithe, and friendly. Drinking temperature: 48.2-50.0°F (9-10°C).
Menetou Salon Rose is made with Pinot Noir. This French wine is usually fresh and fruity with delicate scents of white and red fruits. Drinking temperature for this French wine: 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Menetou Salon red surprises the taster with its superb ruby red colour and great fruitiness with suggestions of plum and cherry. Drinking temperature for this French wine: 53.6°F (12°C) with fish, otherwise 57.2°F (14°C).