SANCERRE Rouge – Domaine des Clairneaux – 2016
Brilliant red colour with garnet nuances, this red Sancerre has red berry aromas reminiscent of sweet and sour cherries.
Light with soft tannins, the red fruit character is evident on the palate.
Fruity, succulent and soft…
Serve it between 12 and 14 °C.
Drink it now or wait 4-7 years.
It illustrates the merits of Pinot Noir. Firm, full and long on the palate, these characteristics are enhanced by white meat: rabbit and poultry in a sauce.
AOP Sancerre Rouge
Centre Val de Loire
Domaine des Clairneaux
2015 in Centre-Loire : Hot, dry weather makes for a promising vintage.
Just as any other northern region, the Centre Loire is profoundly affected by vineyard conditions in any given year – and 2015 will be no different. The weather has been rather distinctive this year, and has resulted in wines with very pure flavours.
Our Sancerre red vines are planted on the 100% Clay Limestone soils of Sainte Gemme, a small village located in the heart of the Centre-Loire area.
This deep and typical Pinot-noir “terroir” provides wide complexity to our wine.
Alcoholic fermentation is performed in vats for 10 to 14 days at temperatures between 26 and 32°C. Throughout this process, the must is pumped over twice daily so as to maximize the extraction of colour and tannins.
Along the Loire River in east of Bourges, the vineyards extend over 2,926 ha in 14 communes.
Pinot noir : 100%
Malolactic fermentation is performed in stainless steel tank. To finish the wine is racked, aged for 10 to 12 months and the bottled.
Reviews and awards
“En rouge, on est gourmand et croquant.”
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