- Pinot Noir from Sancerre – If you didn’t know they made one get ready..
- Hilltop vineyard with western exposure to warm afternoon sun
- One of the best French Pinot Noir’s not from Burgundy
Pinot Noir vines planted at the top of the hill on clay soils. These vines are west facing, catching the afternoon sun. In Burgundy the best plots are mostly East facing so they don’t get the warmer afternoon sunshine but as this vineyard is at the top of the hill it gets lots of wind the vines love the warmer slops. That wind also keeps the grapes ‘fresh’, retaining acidity. Fermented in open tanks using the ‘Remontage technique’ (Taking wine from the bottom of the ferment and wetting the cap) and then aged in barrel for one year, blend of New and Old. This wine is amazing value vs Burgundy Pinot Noir. Don’t be fooled by the fact its labelled Sancerre Rouge…
Simon Chotard is the great revelation of Sancerre on the last four vintages. Out first of the class of school oenology from Toulouse, he gives to wines of the family domain wines a precision and a depth praiseworthy. Here vintages are of a high level and are good value for money - La Revue du Vin de France