2020 Thierry Veron Sancerre Rose
2020 Thierry Veron Sancerre Rose; Loire, France
This wine too comes from only one grape : Pinot Noir, which is the same grape that make the Sancerre red.
The rosé wine is obtained after directly pressing the red grapes, and it is then vinified like the Sancerre white. Less well known than its illustrious comrade, it is also a dry wine. Like the white it is young-drinking, and will seduce you with its light and fruity character.
A convivial wine par excellence, it is a great partner for food with friends. For example with a good pizza, or a raclette. Also it works well with barbecues, grills or also with tuna and grilled sardines…
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is also known for its high-quality goat cheeses, which are an excellent match for the local wine. The vineyards here surround the eponymous town, which sits atop a bean-shaped hill overlooking the river Loire
Thierry Veron began managing his family’s estate upon his father’s retirement in 2006. The Caves de la Bouquette, as his cellar is known, is located in the hamlet of Chavignol and sources estate-grown grapes from 5.5 hectares of vines planted in the surrounding hills. The harvest and winemaking are done by hand as has been the tradition for generations.