Region : Sancerre covers 2,800 hectares on the right bank of the Loire river, northeast of Cher. This AOC annually produces 164,000 hectoliters of wine.
AOP : Sancerre
Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Domain : Domaine de la Rossignole
Type of Soil : The estate vineyard is located across the region of Sancerre. Representing the three types of soils are: flint (silty clay), white soils (clay and limestone) and caillottes (clay and limestone).
Density of Planting : n/a
Age of Vines : n/a
Yield : n/a
Features : 13 % alcohol. Residual sugar : 0,09g/l. Contains sulfites.
Cultural method : Grassing contributes to the self-sufficiency of the vines and minimizes the use of fertilizer. The pruning performed is single Guyot and Cordon de Royat.
Winemaking : The harvest, of which 20 % is done by hand, is set entirely in a tank in order to achieve alcoholic fermentation. To get the color and aromas, the grapes are cooled to 10 °C. A crushing is done subsequently and pumping over is done twice per day for 5-6 days. During fermentation the controlled temperature is between 25 and 30 °C and the juice is still pumped over twice per day. When the alcoholic fermentation is done the wine is racked off and after pressing, placed in vats for malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks and then filtered and bottled.
The Colour : Ruby red.
The Smell : Aromas of red fruit (blackcurrant, raspberry) with a floral finish (lilac).
The Taste : The wine expresses the taste of blackberry liqueur, with soft tannins.
Serving Suggestions :
Drink slightly chilled with fish and grilled red meats, cold cutlets and cheeses.
Serve at 15 °C.
Aging Capacity :
5 to 10 years.