Domaine des Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Rosé is a dry rosé of 100% Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley of France. Domaine des Vieux Pruniers is situated a mere 2.5 miles from Sancerre, in the village of Bué, known for its steep, amphitheater-like vineyards, where some of the hillsides approach 65° gradients, and prized for its limestone-rich soils. Christian Thirot-Fournier, along with his wife and daughter, tend roughly 10 hectares of vines, divided between two varieties: 7 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted to chalky limestone soils, and 3 hectares of Pinot Noir grown in clay-limestone soils. Together they raise the wine from start to finish, from growing the grapes to bottling the wines. Sustainably farmed, hand harvested.
Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Rosé is a beautiful soft garnet in color with crisp acidity. Medium in body, it is a classic, minerally-laden expression with flinty, floral notes on the nose and a zesty, fruity palate. The wine was vinified in stainless steel and aged on the lees in stainless tank for 6 months. It is long, clean and refreshing on the finish.
Enjoy Vieux Pruniers Sancerre Rosé over the next 3-4 years with grilled salmon, fried oysters, sushi, chicken salad and goat cheese.