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2018 Gilbert Menetou-Salon Rouge

Original price $ 27.99 - Original price $ 27.99
Original price
$ 27.99
$ 27.99 - $ 27.99
Current price $ 27.99
Philippe’s flagship Menetou-Salon Rouge offers mesmerizing purity of fruit, with a silken, vibrant texture complementing a sense of mouthwatering sappiness. Fermentation (spontaneous, of course) and aging take place in a massive 90-hectoliter tronconic oak cask, whose large size and relatively low porosity allows Philippe to use a bare minimum of sulfur (40 milligrams per liter in total) during the elevage. The chalky thrust of the terroir asserts itself particularly strongly in this 2018, which wears the warmth of the vintage effortlessly; biodynamics has allowed Philippe to gain full ripeness at significantly lower degrees of alcohol—a boon in the post-climate-change era, to be sure.