Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre Rouge 2018

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Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre Rouge 2018

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Villaudière

Tasting notes - This wine opens with a delectable blend of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruits combined with notes of wild red fruits. Supple with a silky texture and fine, maturing tannins through to an elegant finish. 

Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre Rouge 2018

A spicy red with chunky Pinot Noir strawberry and
cranberry tones and hints of rhubarb through to a fresh
Producer Note
Domaine de la Villaudière is owned by Jean-Marie Reverdy together with his son
Guillaume. Handed down through several generations, this 15 hectare family estate
overlooks the pretty village of Verdigny. The unique location offers stunning views of the
famous Sancerre hill and its vineyards. Patience, perseverance and precision are the
bywords of all those involved in Domaine de la Villaudière. From the management of
the vineyards to the production of the wines, the family continues to build on the work
begun by the previous generations, which gives their wines a captivating blend of
authenticity and modernity.
The winter was cold and wet, followed by a temperate spring with plenty of rainfall. The
wet start to the season helped create water reserves in the soil, which nourished the
vines during the vegetative and ripening phases. The summer was scorching hot,
allowing the grapes to reach maturity. The warm weather continued into the autumn
until the fruit was harvested.
The vines are cultivated, using sustainable agricultural methods. The vineyard is in
conversion to HVE which officially recognises the environmental performance of
winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed
fertiliser use and water resource management. Herbicides are not used, the soil is
carefully ploughed and cover crops help to limit yields. The Pinot Noir vines are 40 years
old and are reaching the pinnacle of their quality potential. Half of the vineyard is
made up of a clay-limestone soil locally referred to as "Terres Blanches", which
translates as white soils, while the remaining half is a drier, stony limestone soil called
"Caillotes", which incorporates small pebbles. The vines undergo debudding and the
leaves are thinned during the summer months.
Following a rigorous sorting process, the grapes underwent cold maceration in stainless
steel which lasted for a few days. Temperature controlled fermentation took place in
stainless steel retaining the purity of fruit during which the wine was pumped over and
the cap was punched down regularly to obtain a structured and concentrated wine.
The wine was gently pressed and transferred to barrel via gravity where it underwent
natural malolactic conversion. The wine spent 12 months maturing in French oak
barrels before being gently filtered prior to bottling. Vinified with the addition of minimal
Tasting Note
Expressive aromas of ripe red fruits are elevated by smoky notes of roasted coffee. Soft
with a silky texture, the wine opens up with beautiful volume and is full of finesse and
Pinot Noir 100%

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