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This Sancerre rosé wine is produced 100% from Pinot Noir by Pierre Morin, whose family owned winery has expanded in recent years to just 9 hectares; "small is beautiful" is the Wines With Attitude mantra. Most of the vines are Sauvignon Blanc for the more traditional white Sancerre but 2 hectares are dedicated to Pinot Noir planted on steep lime soils which give the wine Sancerre's flinty characteristics.
This wine is organically produced (although it's not certified organic); yields are kept low by debudding the 30 year old vines and careful selection of grapes at harvest which is done by hand. No herbicides or chemical fertilizers are used. The grapes are pressed directly after picking and gently in order to keep the colour and extraction from the skins light. Fermentation is carried out in steel tanks to keep the wine fresh but it is kept on the lees as long as possible to add to the complexity and body.
This wine is full of crunchy red fruit flavours and has a little more body than the lighter style of Provence rosés. It's delicious!