This salmon hued ’14 Sancerre Rosé offers a knockout nose of berries, flowers and earth; on the round, supple palate it echoes the red berries and earth, adding spice and a nice minerality. This mono-varietal Pinot Noir comes from one of Sancerre’s most dedicated producers, Lucien Crochet. Crochet’s winemaker, the founder’s son Gilles Crochet, who assumed control of the estate after his father stepped down, chooses whole bunch fermentation for this wine, macerating on the skins briefly and then fermenting with only natural yeasts, and aging in stainless steel and barriques. Deeply delicious and fresh, this classic rosé will please any serious wine-lover.
The harvest is manual. The pneumatic presses are filled whole bunches using a rug to avoid tearing of the grapes. The must ferments in temperature controlled vats for 95% and 5%. Fermentation time is about 20 days. Late racking.
Bottled in March 2016.
Appearance: Pale salmon-pink
Nose: Very fine, fresh fruit notes.
Palate: Lots of fruit, nice tension and brightness.