Domaine Tabordet Sancerre Rose

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Domaine Tabordet Sancerre Rose

The Domaine Tabordet Sancerre Rosé is an elegent rosé wine from the Loire. It's sublime flavours are complemented by the wonderful samlom pink colour and delightful acidity and minerality. This is about as serious as rosé wines get and is one that everyone should try

Brothers Yvon and Pascal Tabordet took over their 2.5 hectares of family vineyards in 1981, in the Verdigny district 3km from Sancerre. In 1988 they bought an additional eight hectares of vines in neighbouring Pouilly Fumé, on prime flinty slopes, making this the larger part of the estate. Yvon married primary school teacher Anne-Marie, and Pascal (by a stroke of efficient good fortune) married Anne-Marie's sister Marie-Laure, who now works full time with her husband and son. The estate is very much a family business, run in a traditional spirit, but with the latest winemaking technology.

Vineyard

The Pinot Noir vines are pruned following the Guyot method. A green harvest takes place at the end of August to regulate the number of grapes per vine stock. The grapes are then harvested between mid September and early October, once they have reached optimal ripeness. Located in the heart of Sancerre on the left bank of the Loire river, the vineyards have white argilo-calcareous soils and Caillottes, typical of the Sancerre appellation.

Winemaking

The grapes were carefully sorted and gently pressed in a pneumatic press. The must was lightly clarified, followed by a slow fermentation in thermostatically controlled stainless steel vats. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation and was bottled young to retain freshness.

Tasting Note

With its attractive pale salmon colour, this cool climate rosé from this illustrious region of France is elegantly styled. Lifted red fruit aromas of wild berries follow through to a crisp, delicately fruity palate with a hint of minerality and an elegant long finish.

Serving Suggestion

An elegant apéritif, spicy vegan dishes and summer salads

Grape - Pinot Noir 100%

Country - France.

Region: Loire

Alcohol: 12.5%

Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 2

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Additional info - https://www.domaine-tabordet.fr/en/