SANCERRE Rouge – La Croix Renaud – 2015
A wine of great elegance.
Strongly coloured whith bright tints.
Drink it now or wait 4-7 years.
Vallée de la Loire et Centre
La Croix Renaud
2015 in Centre-Loire : A Vintage with Character The unusual shift between the seasons has created a 2014 vintage with great potential for Centre Loire Wines. The unexpected warm weather in autumn produced exceptional wines with finesse and power.
This wine was made from grapes grown on the domaine’s first parcel to have been planted with Pinot Noir in the 1980’s in clay-limestone soil. This deep and typical Pinot Noir “terroir” provides our wine with great complexity. Over the years, in the Berrichon dialect, the names are shortened. Here the name “Croix Renaud” has become “Clairneaux”. This name, which has resisted time, has been adopted by the winery.
To avoid damaging the grapes great care was taken during the harvesting and sorting of the bunches. Cold maceration prior to fermentation for a total of 16 days of vinification. 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%
100 % malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. Afterwards the wine spent 9 to 12 months in French oak barrels from different tonneliers (coopers), in order to soften the tannins and allow natural aeration to occur
Reviews and awards
Vin est issu de la première parcelle du domaine à avoir été plantée en Pinot Noir dans les années 1980.” Marc Vanhellemont
“En rouge, on est croquant et gourmand.” Guide Bettane et Desseauve des vins de France
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