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 2015 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: 89 PointsVinous Author: Josh Raynolds
Light, bright orange. Mineral-laced red berry and orange zest aromas, along with suggestions of honeysuckle and fresh herbs. Supple and focused, offering ripe strawberry and cherry flavors that deepen slowly with air. Finishes sappy and smooth, with an echo of fresh red fruit and good persistence.
"Real pinot noir character with subtle cherry, raspberry and white peach notes, minerals and a hint of cream that softens the finish. Complex and memorable."
"From pinot noir grapes, it is a complex pink that is long on the palate with tangy strawberries and hints of savory spices in the finish."
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