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 light bodied and fresh 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
established by Serge Laloue in the 1960s. 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 three 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%
Winemaker: Franck Laloue
Region: Loire
Subregion: Sancerre
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%

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