Domaine Tabordet Sancerre Rouge 2016
Brothers Yvon and Pascal Tabordet took over their 2.5 hectares of family vineyards in 1981, in the Verdigny district 3km from Sancerre. In 1988 they bought an additional eight hectares of vines in neighbouring Pouilly Fumé,on prime flinty slopes, making this the larger part of the estate. Yvon married primary school teacher Anne-Marie , and Pascal (by a stroke of efficient good fortune) married Anne-Marie's sister Marie-Laure, who now works full time with her husband and son. The estate is very much a family business, run in a traditional spirit, but with the latest winemaking technology.
The Pinot Noir vines are pruned following the Guyot method. A green harvest takes place at the end of August to regulate the number of grapes per vinestock. The grapes are then harvested between mid September and early October, once they have reached optimal ripeness. Located in the heart of Sancerre on the left bank of the Loire river, the vineyards have white argilo-calcareous soils and Caillottes, typical of the Sancerre appellation.
The grapes were placed in vats immediately after the harvest. Several pump overs and "pigeage" or punching down of the cap took place in order to extract the colour and create the structure of the wine. This took place over a two week period. Following a malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in stainless steel vats to preserve its fragrance.
Made from Pinot Noir, this is a wonderful example of a Sancerre rouge, with notes of wild strawberry and hints of cherry on the nose, this medium bodied wine shows brambly fruit on the palate, a smooth texture and are freshing finish.
The perfect accompaniment to a tender roast beef or cheese platters
Grape - Pinot Noir 100%
Country - France.
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 1
Contains Sulphites: Yes
Additional information - https://www.domaine-tabordet.fr/en/