Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rouge 2016, Loire

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Yes, there is such a wine as red Sancerre. Thanks to Pinot Noir making up 25% of the Sancerre region's area, you'll find both red and rosè wines here too.

Pinot Noir finds the Loire Valley borderline territory when it comes to ripening evenly and consistently, so key to a good red Sancerre is reducing yields and picking selectively. That's why the Domaine des Côtes Blanches wine has such delicate aromas and a silky texture.

At the lighter end of the Pinot Noir spectrum, it's why it's one of the few red wines that'll work with fish. And, just try it lightly chilled for a sublime wine experience.

And you thought Sancerre was all about crisp, refreshing white wines? Well here's the Loire red wine to shake that belief. Deliciously moreish Pinot Noir, light and perfumed, it's an ideal summer red wine
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Sancerre

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

Light-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayDuck, Game Meats

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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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Winemaking

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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Duck Breast With Wild Mushrooms and Cream

The rich, fatty flavours of duck, combined with creamy mushrooms call for a soft, smooth red with fresh fruit flavours. Head to light or medium-bodied reds - fruity Pinot Noir, from Sancerre.
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Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

A tasty vegan pilaf for all occasions, whip up this simple, healthy dish to satisfy any guest - carnivore or herbivore - all will devour this with a glass of Domaine Des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rouge.
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Roast Lamb With Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for fruit driven wines with the balanced tannins and cedary oak notes perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Try a Loire Pinot Noir, the bright red fruit flavours and silky texture will pair beautifully.
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