Sancerre Chavignol L'Authentique Rosé

2019

100% Pinot Noir. Thomas-Labaille bottles both white and rosé Sancerre called L'Authentique. All of the vines are on the Kimmeridgian limestone soils of Chavignol and average twenty-five years old; they are sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The rosé is a direct-press wine that, like the white, is fermented with native yeasts in fiberglass and cement tanks, aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks forfour to six months, does not go through malolactic fermentation and is bottled without filtration.

92 points
"Pale orange. Displays vibrant aromas of fresh citrus fruits, red berries and pungent flowers on the expansive, mineral-accented nose. Silky and concentrated, displaying sharp clarity to its juicy raspberry, cherry, orange zest and honeysuckle flavors. The floral note drives an impressively long, lively finish, which shows excellent clarity and mineral persistence."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, June 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB5352-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Rosé
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable