"NHB. Smoke and almonds. This is stunning. Flame-grilled grapefruit layering lemon-laced taffeta. More almonds, wasabi-powder lift, tarragon spikes and guava. The flavours and cold, brine-clenched freshness crash across the palate, whorling crystals and stones, citrus and herbs, salt and time. One of the most beautiful Sauvignons of this entire line-up. VGV *very good value* 17.5/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
After honing his craft in South Africa, Antoine returned to the family estate, Château de Maupas, to work with his father, Joseph Van Remoortere. Antoine took his favorite 4-hectare parcel of his parents' estate under his own wings and converted them to organic farming. The first vintage bottled as the Remoortere Menetou Salon Blanc was 2011. Menetou Salon Blanc means Sauvignon Blanc, just like in the famous Sancerre region. The two appellations also share climatic and soil conditions, and hence produce comparable wines, however, Antoine's wines are quite a bit more exciting and energetic than your typical Sancerre: grown on clay-limestone slopes of Frouchet and Reigny, mineral-driven and focused, his Sauvignon Blanc delivers ultimate drinking pleasure and purity. His philosophy in the cellar is to work with perfectly clean fruit and to strive for minimal intervention. Native yeasts ferment the wine and only a hint of sulfites is added at the very end to stabilize and preserve the beauty of the finished wine.