Pierre Ménard

Laika 2020

With grapes coming from one of the first Sauvignon Blanc vineyards planted in the area back in the 1950s, Laika was a venture into the unknown for Pierre Menard. Grapes from these vines had previously never been vinified alone, meaning he had no idea what sort of wine it would create – in his own words, "it was a bit like sending Laika into space. But thankfully, this version has a much happier ending.” Bright honeydew melon on the nose, a fresh minerality, and a soft round texture makes this cuvée almost reminiscent of some of his Chenin Blancs – a must-try for any Loire fans!
The Facts:

Farming: Organic

Region: Loire, France

Vintage: 2020

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

Colour: White

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 75 cL



Pierre Ménard

After studying wine in the Agronomic school of Angers, Pierre traveled the world to learn about the different processes and made wine in Canada, New Zealand and Hungary.

Only in his late twenties, Pierre started to produce wine in the Layon in 2013, using a 100-year-old Chenin Blanc vineyard planted on schist called “Le Quart des Noëls”. The plot used to belong to his parents who withdrew some of the vines from the cooperative contract. A year later, Pierre added up two new plots ...

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