Terroir: Situated 125 miles south of Paris, the Sancerre landscape undulates at an altitude between 650 and 1,300 feet. The Loire River on the Eastern side of the hilly environment creates a relatively temperate microclimate for the wines. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé is sourced from different terroirs throughout the appellation including estate vineyards in the villages of Bué, Verdigny and St Gemme.
Vinification: The Sancerre Rosé is made with 100% Pinot Noir and is a blend of direct press and "saignée" production methods. Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take it's course. It is produced using exclusively native yeasts, and entirely in temperature stainless steel. All parcels are vinified separately until final blending and bottling.
The 2014 Sancerre Rosé is a pale salmon pink in color with a subtly nose of fresh berries. On the palate the wine is delicate and elegant with layers of herb, strawberry and a clean, crisp finish.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
"Very stylish, with bergamot, tea and white cherry notes, carried by a minerally spine through a lengthy, focused finish. Drink now."
"Its warm and everyone is talking about ros again. They must be doing a lot of talking because sales of ros grew by 25% last year, according to a recent Nielsen report. Yet, as I have said before, ros has been here all along and the new takeaway should be that ros is a wine style that works hard during all seasons, pairing beautifully with all manner of cuisine and lending its vibrant, pulsing aliveness to any occasion.
Made from 100% pinot noir, this ros from the Loire has a special raspberry strawberry delicateness. Its juicy and fresh, with pearls of acidity and minerality."
Score: 89 PointsThe Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
"Pale pink; crisp and juicy with racy acidity and silky texture; bright and lively with balance and good length."
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