DOMAINE ROGER et DIDIER RAIMBAULT
Sancerre Pinot Noir Rosé
|Vineyard Blend||Pinot Noir, 20 years old on average.|
|Terroir||Steep limestone and clay-limestone hills (Kimmeridgean marls)|
|Winemaking||The grapes are pressed gently right after harvest. After stabilization, the light pink juice is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. After racking (soutirage)the wine is bentonite-filtered and prepared for bottling in the Spring|
Domaine Raimbault’s rosé wine comes from 100% Pinot Noir vines planted in clay-limestone soils called terres blanches, a characteristic Sancerre terroir that gets its name from the white appearance it gives off when exposed. brings tender and subtle structure to the wine, along with great freshness, finesse, and a mineral expression of Pinot Noir in this land. Fresh and subtle strawberry and raspberry aromas linger on the nose and usher in a most welcome lightness in the mouth, all through the finish.
The vines are planted on steep clay limestone hillsides. This Kimmeridgean marl terroir is some 146 million years old, and is characterized by the presence of tiny fossils (oysters and ammonites especially). These point to a time when the sea covered this land.
ROGER ET DIDIER RAIMBAULT's domaine is situated in the Verdigny commune, right in the heart of the Sancerre wine region. The family has been growing vines for ten generations, and own 43 acres of vineyards on the sharp slopes of Verdigny and Sury en Vaux. These 500 to 1000 feet high hills rise in a slope of up to 40%, offering various sun exposures and terroirs giving authenticity and complexity to their wines.In order to fully express the terroir, vines are cultivated with great care, all year round. They use simple Guyot training and remove buds for greater vigor. Soils are worked to minimize herbicide use and grass is planted to fight erosion. With these methods, they try to maintain vigor in the vines in order to harvest healthy and well balanced grapes. In their own words, "We cannot make a good wine with bad grapes."
Vintages & Accolades
|2015||100% Pinot Noir||92 W&S|