Pinot Noir rosé, Puy de Dome, Cave de Verny 2015/17
Appealing in colour (pale pink), attractive on the nose (cherries and other red fruits) and just delicious on the palate, this wine leads you to formulate the question ‘Why don’t they make rosé in Burgundy from Pinot Noir?’ only to answer yourself, ‘Because they don’t!!’ Sancerre rosé then? This wine is in the same vein and much better value.Food: Ideal with barbecues, charcuterie, pâtes, Pairing : pizza, Mediterranean or exotic dishes. Its sweetness allows it to accompany fruit desserts.
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Puy de Dôme is a commune within the Auvergene region to the south of Loire, and is named after the large volcanic dome that is the local landmark. The granitic soils and 350-550 metres of vineyard elevation are ideal for production of this cool-climate-style Pinot.
Pinot Noir vines were planted in the Auvergne over the last fifteen years. Several crops were needed to clearly establish the style of wine that was needed. Pinot Noir was the traditional grape of the Auvergne since the Middle Ages when it was known as the ‘Auvernat’. It lost its dominance in the nineteenth century in favour of Gamay.
This Pinot Noir Rosé was vinified using the bleeding method after a pre-fermentation of 18 hours. It was vinified under strict temperature control at 16 °C and then matured on fine lees for eight months. Filtration and bottling were made with great care to avoid oxidation.