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Sancerre - Pinot Rosé

Sancerre - Pinot Rosé

Sancerre - Pinot Rosé

After a humid and freezing winter, an early spring arrives with better weather. Thanks to seasonal temperatures, bud break occurs in mid-April. By late April, temperatures rises and rain sets in, requiring extra efforts to protect the vineyard.
Flowering goes well with favorable weather, and then the return of rain in mid-June raises fears for disease but also results in a spectacular swelling of the grape clusters, already indicating a promising yield potential. 
The vineyard remains in perfect health during the ripening process and throughout the harvest, offering the possibility of achieving optimal maturity. In early September, a late heatwave hastens the start of harvest, especially for the Pinot noir, thus contributing to concentrate this generous harvest.

Blend of two terroirs from several plots: Oxfordian “caillottes” and Kimmeridgian marls

Cultural practices
Grassing or hoeing
Guyot Poussard pruning
Organic amendments since 1989
In compliance with organic requirements

The vines
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Planting density: 7,000 vines/hectare

Harvested by hand between September 12th and 14th, this rosé is obtaines by direct pressing and cold settling.
Fermentation of musts in temperature-controlled tanks for 15 to 20 days
Aged on total lees for 6 months (80% in tank and 20% in large oak barrels) 
Racked, blended, filtered and bottled in March 2024 

Tasting notes 
Visual: Pomelo pink 
Nose: Elegant first nose delivering scents of melon and watermelon. Upon aeration, aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry emerge, accompanied by hints of aniseed and menthol.
Palate: Crisp on the attack, round in its development, a well-balanced acidity enlivens the palate. Melon notes are complemented by aromas of blood orange, altogether expressive with a finish on aniseed notes.
Serving temperature: 8 to 10°C
Ageing potential: 2 to 3 years
Perfect match with: Trout fillets "en papillote", grilled shripms and coconut milk rice, strawberry or raspberry tart

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