SANCERRE ROSE, Domaine Clairneaux 2019



Sancerre on the Loire Valley is pretty far north for ripening of any red grape. Consequently the typical style is understated and delicate, even by Pinot Noir standards – and even the rosés are extreme in their lightness. The domaine is based in the village of Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerre.
100% Pinot Noir, given a light maceration on the skins, bottled young to retain freshness.
Domaine des Clairneaux is owned by the Berthier family. Started by Jean-Marie in 1983 it is now run by his sons Clément and Florian.
Great lunchtime rosé with any light food; served chilled on a hot day.