Noël Sancerre Rouge is a limited cuvée made from .5ha of pinot noir parcels located near the villages of Sancerre and Chavignol. It is an exceptionally graceful and delicious example of Sancerre Rouge.
The grapes for the cuvée are entirely hand-harvested and not destemmed. There is a ten-day maceration with twice-daily pumpovers, but these are short and gentle to preserve the fruit characteristics of the wine. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked once, then left undisturbed in enameled stainless steel tanks until bottling the following summer. Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous. 200 cases produced.
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