Domaine Roger & Didier Raimbault Sancerre Rosé 2019
Based in Verdigny, the Raimbault family have been making wine from the Sancerre region since the mid 17th century, though its most important history only began in 1960. With only 2 hectares, a horse and a small tribe of goats, the family cultivated their grapes by hand. In 1966, Roger bought their first tractor and so was able to add to their land. Little-by-little vineyard land was acquired and finally attaining 6.5 hectares by 1996 when his son Didier joined him. Though they work 17.5 hectares over an incredible 51 different parcels today, they never lost sight of creating more artisanal wines. Today, they produce 3 whites from Sauvignon Blanc as well as two reds and a rosé from Pinot Noir. Their 2019 rosé offers Sancerre's quinessential salmon pink colour and lifted notes of nectarine, pineapple, yellow plum and a whiff of raspberry. A notably fresh rosé.
Robin says 'Sancerre rosé is arguably my favourite type of rosé, which takes advantage of Pinot Noir's perfume and poise and the region's freshness and minerality.'
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