Sancerre Rose, Domaine de la Villaudiere

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Producer
Domaine de la Villaudiere
Grape Varieties
Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking
Within 4 years
Wine Style
Elegant dry rose
Alcohol by Volume
13%
Closure
Natural Cork
Country
France
Style / Colour
Rose

 

Tasting Note

Brilliant, bright pink hue with salmon highlights, the wine has a powerful bouquet that combines red berry fragrances (strawberry, cherry, redcurrant) with spicy nuances. On the palate, the balance of freshness and smoothness is immediately appreciated and the wine shows a lovely full character and long lasting aroma. The floral and fruity aromas nicely line the palate and the finish is light and long.

Producer Note

Domaine de la Villaudiere is owned by Jean-Marie Reverdy together with his son Guillaume. Handed down through several generations, this 15 hectare family estate overlooks the pretty village of Verdigny. The unique location offers stunning views of the famous Sancerre hill and its vineyards. Patience, perseverance and precision are the bywords of all those involved in Domaine de la Villaudiere. From the management of the vineyards to the production of the wines, the family continues and builds on the work begun by the previous generations which gives their wines a captivating blend of authenticity and modernity.

Vineyard

Sustainable growing (Lutte Raisonee). The vines selected for the wine are around twenty years old. Enjoying an easterly exposure, ripening is slow and gradual. The vines are partially thinned in July to maintain good health throughout the growing cycle and obtain good maturity.

Winemaking

This rosé is obtained 60% from direct pressing and 40% bled juice. The bled juice is drawn off after a light maceration to obtain the desired salmon colour. After settling for 12 to 24 hours, the must is placed in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks where fermentation takes place at between 15 and 20° C. At the end of fermentation, the wine is racked to remove the first lees. To preserve freshness and good acidity, bottling is carried out early in the year after clarification and stabilization operations.

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 8 to 10°C. This Sancerre rosé will be best appreciated with Asian inspired pork dishes and summer-time meals.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%

 

 

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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