Henri Bourgeois / La Porte Du Caillou / Sancerre Rosé / 2019 / 750mL
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Pinot Noir can struggle to ripen fully in Sancerre and it is often therefore made as a rosé - where the tart nature of the fruit can excel in a clean crisp rose style. Such is the case with this mirror image for the white Sancerre listed above also made by Henri Bourgeois - hailing from more dense, clay-based soils in the village of Chaivgnol. The grapes see two days of skin contact (for color and texture), followed by fermentation and short aging in stainless steel with time resting on the gross lees. This is all candied strawberry, raspberry, sandalwood spice and a kiss of tangerine. Mouthwatering, fun, ephemeral.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Geography: Loire Valley, France
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