Lovely deep salmon pink colour with a fragrant aroma of strawberries complemented by a hint of spice through to a dry, fresh and clean finish.
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 vines are grown according to sustainable methods, with reduced use of chemicals. This is known in French as ‘la Lutte Raisonnée’. The vines selected for the wine are approximately twenty years old. Planted with an easterly exposure, ripening is slow and gradual. The vines are partially thinned in July to maintain good health throughout the growing cycle and obtain good maturity. 80% of the grapes are grown on a limestone terroir locally referred to as Caillottes.
This rosé was produced using two methods. 60% of the wine came from direct pressing and 40% from bled juice. The bled juice was drawn off after a light maceration to obtain the desired salmon colour. After settling for 12 to 24 hours, the must was placed in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks, where fermentation took place at between 15 and 20° C. At the end of fermentation, the wine was racked to remove the first lees. To preserve the freshness, bottling was carried out early in the year after clarification and stabilisation.
This salmon pink wine has a powerful bouquet that combines red berry fragrances of strawberry, cherry and red currant, with spicy nuances. Beautifully balanced freshness and smoothness are complemented by a lovely full character. The floral and fruity aromas nicely line the palate and the finish is light and long.
This Sancerre rosé accompanies Asian inspired cuisine and pairs wonderfully with light summer dishes.
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Jean-Marie Reverdy
Sub region: Sancerre
Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: N/A
Contains Sulphites: Yes
Formats Available: 75cl
Closure: Natural Cork