Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Viticulture: Organic Practices 🍀
Color: Salmon pink
Nose: Nose of red berries
Palate: Clean palate shows great deal of freshness, long-lasting fruits over a soft, lively body
Climate: Semi-continental climate
Terroir: Soil base of clay, Limestone, Kimmeridgian marl
Ageing: Aged in vats and for 6 to 10 months
Domaine Chotard Sancerre Rose ‘Tradition’ 2019
Winemakers since 1789, Simon is now handling the vineyard with great care to revive the style of the past, using organic agricultural practices, harvests late, prefers long lees ageing and benefits from flint as well as classic Kimmeridgian soils.
According to Chotard “Wood masks the authenticity of the grapes and the vineyard they came ‘from’ so these are hardcore, terrior wines: uncompromis- ing, pure Sancerre..
But what did Sancerres taste like before? Simon Chotard has taken over proceedings after his father Daniel’s retirement. In addition to an entry-level Sancerre that captures the totality of Sauvignon Blanc’s thirst-quenching, mouth-watering properties, Simon is producing smaller batches that recall the olden days of this great appellation.