Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rosé 2017, Loire

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Made by the Millet family who have been running the estate for five generations, the Côtes Blanches refers to the stony white soils found on the slopes of Sancerre in the heart of France. This is the homeland of light, delicate Pinot Noir, made into fresh reds and elegant rosés. The Sancerre Rosé is crisp and aromatic, complete with fresh berry fruit notes, a rounded, cherry-fruited palate and silky finish. Try it with seafood, smoked fish or chicken.

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Francois Millet has 6 hectares of organically farmed Pinot Noir for his red and rose. He fashions a very fruity style with peachy aromas, light melony flavours with orange peel and black cherry undertones. An easy going aperitif or serve with light summery cuisine. Rose Murray Brown The Scotsman
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Loire

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

Light and Fruity Rosé

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Salads & Herbs, Shellfish

Vegan

Vegan

£16.99
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The Producer

Here's a classic family-owned French wine estate. Domaine des Côtes Blanches was founded in the 1930s by Bernard & Pierre Millet. Fast-forward to 1980 and François & Monique, the next generation, expand the estate to 21 hectares, split between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir (15 to 6 Ha).

Most recently, Nicolas, their son, has joined the family wine business. His studies at Beaune have brought a fresh perspective to this excellent Loire estate. It's farmed organically, and in the winery gravity flow reigns (not pumps) to minimise the wines' handling.
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The Winemaker

The grapes are picked carefully in the cool of the morning to retain freshness and lightly pressed before fermentation in stainless steel and maturation for up to 6 months in tank before release.

The Region

The slopes face due south and have two very distinct terroirs: the 'Caillottes' : a very stony soil mainly composed of limestone and the 'Terres blanches': chalky clay soils with loose stones called 'terres blanches' because of the whitish colour they have when they dry after the rain. 21 hectares in total are planted, three-quarters of which is Sauvignon and a quarter Pinot Noir.
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Epoisses Poulet

This is surely a bucket-list recipe for any cheese lover out there - the unctuous creamy, cheesy sauce is crying out for a glass of rich, mineral white or even a more structured rosé. Try the Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rosé.
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Smoked Haddock with Creamy Lentils

A delicious smoked haddock together with rich, creamy lentils needs a wine with plenty of fruit concentration and structure to stand up to the contrasting smoky, earthy and creamy notes. For weight and body plump for a structured rosé from the Loire.
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Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of citrusy acidity to set them off perfectly - try Prosecco or a crisp, dry rosé. Domaine des Côtes Blanches make a beautiful rosé.
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