Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rose 2020

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Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rose 2019

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Serge Laloue

Tasting notes - A complex and deliciously fresh rosé offering wild strawberry and kiwi layered with citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, all beautifully framed by a touch of peach and floral notes. Harmoniously balanced with a lovely purity of fruit on the finish.

Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rose 2019

A complex and deliciously fresh rosé offering wild
strawberry and kiwi layered with notes of orange and
grapefruit. Beautifully balanced with lovely purity of fruit.


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.


Vintage
The winter of 2019 was mild with average rainfall. This sparked the vine’s growth
cycle and bud break took place early. The summer was warm and dry, with several
heat-waves, which allowed the vines to flourish, the grapes to mature and
concentrated the flavours in the berries. The natural water reserves prevented any
hydric stress. Harvest took place in the first week of September, resulting in elegant
wines with excellent fruit concentration, balanced by natural acidity.


Vineyard
The grapes come from 1.4 hectares of vineyard within the estate, from vines with an
average age of 25 to 30 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 70% sandy clay and 30% siliceous clay, which
produce elegant and fresh wines with distinctive mineral notes. The vineyard is
currently in conversion to organic status, a natural progression for the Laloue family
as 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
This rosé was made using the direct pressing technique, where the grape juice was
in contact with the skins for a short amount of time, before being pressed to remove
the skins, resulting in a delicate hint of rosé colour. The must was fermented with
selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of
fruit. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured for four months on the
lees imparting delicate texture and subtle complexity.


Tasting Note
A complex and deliciously fresh rosé offering wild strawberry and kiwi layered with
citrus notes of orange and grapefruit, all beautifully framed by a touch of peach and
floral notes. Harmoniously balanced with a lovely purity of fruit on the finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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