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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
The grapes are handpicked
Integratred crop protection

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

Vinification
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 March
Bottled after 6 months of ageing

Tasting notes - 2017 vintage
Visual: frank pink
Nose: very fine and fresh, notes of berries like redcurrants and blueberries
Palate: lovely substance, fruity, fresh and delicat 
Serving temperature: 8 to 10°C
Ageing potential: 2 to 3 years
A summer wine, to be sipped outdoors or enjoyed with salads, cold cuts and barbecues

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