Rosé Sancerre - Domaine Delaporte
This delicate Rosé from the Loire Valley exhibits a mid-weight floral, stone fruits with a light citric note that makes a versatile partner to any vegan/vegetarian recipes. Elderflower, peaches with a gentle note of grapefruit in the finish. Drink now.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.
Origin: Chavignol-Sancerre, Loire Valley, France.
Viticulture: 15 years old vines, argilo-siliceous with some limestone terroir, sustainable agricultural techniques. Hand-harvesting, sorting, pressing, no maceration.
Winemaking: Fermentation at 15C for 12 days in stainless-steel vats. Aged on lees for half a year prior bottling.
Good to know:
-In the 70’ & 80’s white wines from Sancerre were quintessential for restaurants around the world.
-Henri Bourgeois produces sweet wines VT, but most wines from Sancerre are to be consumed within two years after bottling.
-Best Sancerres are in the village of Chavignol and Bué.
-Sancerre is best known for its pungent Sauvignon Blancs, but Pinot Noirs represent around 10% of the total production.
-It’s as though the Loire always tries to catch my attention when I’m on the way to somewhere else…Oz Clarke explains us the reason why many people love wines from the Loire, but many turn their nose to a different SB for example, due to prices being more competent somewhere else. Page 91-92 Book Red & White.