Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2020

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Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2020

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Serge Laloue

Tasting notes - The delicate bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry jam is layered with an appealing hint of smoke. Silky smooth and rounded on the palate with lovely purity of fruit leading to a touch of pepper on the finish.

Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2020

A silky smooth wine with delicate aromas of raspberry
and strawberry, layered with an appealing hint of smoke
and a touch of pepper on the finish.


Producer Note
The Domain is located five kilometres south of Sancerre in Thauvenay and was
created by Serge Laloue in the sixties. Christine and her brother Franck have
continued their father’s work since the 1990s and Clément, Franck's son, recently
joined the Domain following his viticulture studies. The estate revolves around an
environmentally responsible approach with meticulous work in the vineyards to
respect the natural balance of the vines and obtain the highest quality grapes. In
2019, the domain started the conversion to organic farming, a natural progression as
their farming methods were already very close to organic. The first certified organic
vintage will be 2023. The domain is HVE certified, a complementary certification
recognising environmental biodiversity and natural resource management.

Vineyard
The grapes come from 2.5 hectares of vineyard within the estate, from vines with an
average age of 30 to 35 years, which produce low yields of concentrated fruit. The
vines face a south-easterly orientation, maximising exposure to the sun to assist
ripening of the berries. The soils are 50% clay flint, which impart smoky mineral
characters and 50% clay limestone, resulting in elegant and fresh wines. The
vineyard is currently in conversion to organic status, indeed the farming methods
used over many years have followed these principles. Vineyard management
techniques include ploughing the soil instead of using herbicides, growing cover
crops between the rows of vines and sexual confusion of predators, to maintain the
health of the vines and the biodiversity of the environment.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and underwent a cold pre-fermentation
maceration followed by gentle crushing. At the beginning of fermentation, which
took place with selected yeasts, regular ‘pigeage’ or punching-down of the cap
took place, submerging the skins into the juice to extract the desired levels of colour,
flavour and tannins. Once fermentation was complete, 50% of the wine was aged in
stainless steel tanks, while the remaining 50% was matured in 600 litre French oak
barrels. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.


Tasting Note
The delicate bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry jam is layered with an
appealing hint of smoke. Silky smooth and rounded on the palate with lovely purity of
fruit leading to a touch of pepper on the finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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