The terroir of Menetou Salon
A150-million-year old subsoil
In the Heart of France, about 11 miles away from Bourges, on the calcareous clay hillsides, the vineyard is planted on a
kimeridgean subsoil (limestone sediments) with two of the most prestigious grape varieties: Sauvignon and
Cult and Respect of nature
A perfect knowledge of our land linked with our deep respect of nature.
The CHAVET estate is located in the very heart of the "Controlled Appellation"- the MENETOU SALON village -
The quality of our wines arises from the harmonious blend between what nature gave us and our work.
This is why we have been the first winegrowers in our appellation who chose to practice the " vendange verte " (i.e., green harvest) that is, to bring
the yielding down by cutting the surplus of bunches.
Our parcels are greencovered to preserve the life in the soil and prevent erosion. We have been the first estate in the Centre-Loire vineyards who
were granted both qualifications for all our practices: "AGRICULTURE RAISONNÉE" (the only qualification given by the French
Ministry of Agriculture) and "QUALI'TERRE" (provided by the Chamber of Agriculture).
We only harvest when our grapes are perfectly mature and further to a series of analysis completed by a certified laboratory. Our grapes are healthy
because of these methods and a permanent technical follow-up.