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Lot 196 Sancerré Rose

Sancerre, in France’s Loire Valley, may be best known for its world-class whites made from Sauvignon Blanc, but the region also has a not-so-well-kept secret of making delicious rosé wines from Pinot Noir.

This rosé is made from handpicked Pinot Noir grapes, originating from vines planted on clay and limestone in the small village of Sainte Gemme. The wine receives its pale pink color by allowing the skins of the grapes to mix with the juice for a short time, after which they are delicately pressed and fermented. The supple texture of the wine is a result of the fine lees aging the wine undergoes before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Lively on the palate with aromas of strawberries and watermelon accompanied by hints of flinty minerality and crushed herbs. The wine is light bodied and silky with a hint of racy acidity. Pair with grilled halibut topped with a fresh peach salsa or just savored on its own. Preferably in the sunshine.

ABV: 12.5%