Sancerre Rouge La Moussière
- Tasting and Matches
- Tasting notes
|Grape Varieties||Pinot Noir|
|ABV (Alcool By Volume)||13%|
|Type of Soil||Saint-Doulchard marls
Subsoil: Upper Lusitanian to Portlandian period cretaceous
The vines are pruned by the simple Guyot method and the vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic wine growing. It is picked by hand in small 25kg boxes.
Cold maceration is carried out for 5 to 10 days then fermentation starts.
Fermentation temperatures do not exceed 28°C to retain all the Pinot Noir aromas. Fermentation lasts on average 4 weeks.
It is taken from the vats by conveyor and then delicately pressed. Press wine is blended with free run wine or made into wine separately. All the wine is pumped straight into casks for malolactic fermentation after settling.
80 to 100% new casks are used for ageing on fine lees over a period varying between 10 and 18 months.
|Type||Fruity, spicy on the nose. Mellow, well rounded and well-structured on the palate.|
|Food & Wine Pairing||Quail and boletus pie, cod with wine sauce, calf's head with mayonnaise flavoured with chopped hard boiled egg and carpers, blanquette of veal, cabbage stuffed with chestnuts, duck and olives, lamper eels cooked in red wine, grilled meats with Aligot potato puree, Sologne leg of lamb, rabbit cooked with onions, cowsmilk cheese, etc...|
Appearance: Very fine deep crimson colour.
Nose: Hints of small red and black fruit like raspberries, currants, mulberries and morello cherries, with spicy traces of pink peppercorns, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mouth: It is mellow, well rounded and well structured. A woody background goes with spicy traces and aromas of fruit.
A wine long in the mouth, high in alcohol and pleasant, a real winner.