2021 Michel Vattan Sancerre Rosé "rOsé", Loire Valley, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
100% Pinot Noir coming from 4 different plots. Caillotes soil made up of fragments of small Oxfordian limestones. 26 year old vines with south exposure. Manual harvest. Harvested September 29th 2021 after a cool growing season.
Direct press. Neutral yeast.
Words of the Winemaker: "Our goal was to make a rosé offering the freshness of a wite Sancerre while keeping the aromatic typicity of the Pinot Noir. We strive to make a fresh and light rosé combining the terroir, the vintage and the grape variety.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Our estate is located in Maimbray, a hamlet of Sury-en-Vaux, situated 7 km northwest of Sancerre. Three generations have been working here until today. This family operation started out in 1930 with 2 hectares of vines, crops and livestock, and has progressively grown to 9, 10 hectares of vineyards today.
Owned by the Vattan family, the estate was founded by Roger and Andrée, his wife, then transmitted to their son, Michel. In 2008, Pascal Joulin, who had been working here since 2002, and his wife, Nathalie, took over the estate from Michel.
Today, the estate consists of 7.8 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 1.3 hectares of Pinot Noir divided between 2 principal types of terroir, caillottes and terres blanches, which benefit from southern and north-western exposure respectively and are typical of Maimbray’s hillsides.
Limited yields, growing crop cover between the rows of vines in all the estate’s vineyards, not using insecticides and cautious spraying in vineyards are all factors that today definitely ensure the quality of our wines, while respecting the environment and the typicity of our terroir.
Our different wines are now recognized by the national and international press. That encourages us to keep on doing better in the vineyards and in the cellar year after year.
Each year is a new challenge.