Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre Rose 2020
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.
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.
80% grown on limestone terroir locally referred to as 'Caillotes'.
The Pinot Noir grapes are usually harvested early to retain the freshness and acidity essential for a good rosé. It is 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 in early in the year after clarification and stabilization operations.
Brilliant, bright pink hue with salmon highlights, the wine has a powerful bouquet that combines red berry fragrances (strawberry, cherry, red currant) 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 aromas. The floral and fruity aromas nicely line the palate and the finish is light and long.
Every day serving suggestion:
Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre Rose is best served between 8 to 10C. This Sancerre rosé will be best appreciated with asian inspired pork dishes and summer-time meals.