Domaine de Ménard
Worth a pilgrimage…
Located on the ancient Via Podensis, a road traveled for centuries by pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, Domaine de Ménard was established in 1920 and stems from a long family tradition of fine wines.
Elisabeth, granddaughter to the founder and a well-established winemaker in her own right (having formerly worked at the well-known, neighboring Tariquet estate) runs the estate today jointly with her husband. Together, they produce award-winning wines from this region that is still under the radar but definitely up and coming.
Our handpicked selection
Apud Sariacum is the 12th century name for the village of Sury-en-Vaux, where Philippe Raimbault makes this wine which is as epic as its name would suggest. Crisp, clean elegance with granny smith apples and a touch of lime wrapped in fresh minerality. … read more
This wine shares a similar soil profile with the grand cru vineyards of Chablis and thus has a similar finesse (although the two wines are made with totally different grapes – Sauvignon Blanc versus Chardonnay). The rich, firm body of this wine is enhanced by a touch of flintiness and bracing minerality. … read more
Hand-harvested from the best parcels, this rich but lively Sancerre breaks out from the crowd. Vinification in used oak barrels brings a richness to this wine without losing its liveliness. Ripe stone fruits combine with a touch of citrus and a very subtle oak nuance. … read more