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Sancerre - Pinot Rosé

Sancerre - Pinot Rosé

Terroir
A blend of grapes from several plots and two terroirs: Oxfordian “caillottes” and Kimmeridgian marls

Growing methods
Grass is grown between the rows or the soil is hoed
Single Guyot pruning
Integratred crop protection

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

Vinification
The grapes are handpicked
The entire bunches of grapes are fed into the pneumatic presses using a conveyor belt  Fermentation of the must in temperature-controlled vats
Fermentation lasts approximately 20 days
Racked in February
Bottled after 6 months of ageing

Tasting notes - 2018 vintage
Visual: intense pink with almost purple carmine red tints
Nose: marked by Pinot Noir, red fruit cake aromes
Palate: tannins giving power, ripe grapes and impressions of fresh red fruit with a nice balance
Serving temperature: 8 to 10°C
Ageing potential: 2 to 3 years
A perfect summer wine, to be sipped outdoors and enjoyed with salads, cold cuts and barbecues

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