SANCERRE Rose – Domaine des Clairneaux – 2018

With its pale rose colour, this dry but very fruity wine will surprise you with its fineness and freshness. It shows aromas of white currant, apricot, and vine peach.

On the palate the wine shows both the suppleness and refreshing acidity of the Pinot Noir.

Freshness, suppleness and complexity…

Serving tips

 

Serve it between 8 and 10 °C.

Drink it now or wait 2-3 years.

food pairing

 

The wines are a perfect match for Indian dishes, and fruit-based desserts. Enjoy it as an aperitif, pair it with grilled fish, seafood, spicy dishes or simply enjoy with friends…

AOP Sancerre Rosé

Centre Val de Loire

Domaine des Clairneaux

presentation

VINTAGE

2018 shows every sign of being a sun-driven vintage. Having braved the unusual weather conditions, 2018 is a unique, early vintage – a vintage shaped by extraordinary extremes of weather, ranging from record levels of spring rainfall to summer heatwaves. September’s fine weather helped to maintain the quality potential of the harvest.

In conclusion, the 2018 vintage is set to be all about elegance.

 

TERROIR

Our Sancerre Rosé vines are planted on the soils of Sainte Gemme, a small village located in the heart of the Centre-Loire area. This soils  is composed by 100% Clay and Limestone soil This deep and typical Pinot-noir “terroir” provides wide complexity and quality to our wine.

WINEMAKING

As soon as they arrive in the winery, the harvested grapes are delicately pressed and the juice obtained is allowed to settle for around 36 hours. The alcoholic fermentation starts naturally at a controlled of the temperature (15-18°C).

SITUATION

Along the Loire River in east of Bourges, the vineyards extend over 2,926 ha in 14 communes.

 

VARIETALS

Pinot noir : 100%

ageING

The wine is then matured for a few months on its fine lees until the bottling is carried out in the spring.

Reviews And Awards

91 points : Sancerre Rosé 2018

Domaine des Clairneaux

Deep vivid orange-pink. Potent red berry, orange pith and floral scents are sharpened by hints of dusty minerals and white pepper. Chewy and broad on the palate, offering bitter red currant cherry and blood orange flavors that steadily tighten up on the back half. Finishes long and spicy, with repeating red fruit character and a touch of candied rose.

 

VINOUS

August 2019

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