• Berthier Sancerre Rose 2016

    Berthier Sancerre Rose 2016

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    Sale $19.97

    Reg. $26.00

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    "Simply put, we're hooked." ~ Wired For Wine®

    Poured at Per Se during the warm weather season, and rightly so, we present the Berthier Sancerre Rose. Simply put, we're hooked. The nose of this Berthier delivers serious come-hither notes of fine florality and gorgeous fruit; we got fresh, ripe apricot. The flavors conjured summer for us, with fragrant fruit and gorgeous minerality. We had it last night with simply sauteed salt and pepper ginger salmon, buttery rice with slivered almonds and steamed brocolli. It would go well with an Indian chicken korma dish too. Spicy fish tacos are another great option, as is a simple pasta dish tossed with grilled shrimp, grape tomatoes, anchovies and ramps in aglio e olio sauce. You will want an excuse to open another bottle: make it an apricot tart with a creme fraiche. Oh, and you can't beat this price on the web with a stick...

    Winery:
    "Planted on the soils of Sainte Gemme, a small village located in the heart of the Centre-Loire area, this deep and typical Pinot-noir “terroir” provides wide complexity and quality to this rosé. Traditional vinification with low temperature fermentation and maturation on fine lees in tank. Pale color, dry, but fruity with aromas of white currant, apricot and peach.

    2016 gave our winegrowers a run for their money. Weather conditions were difficult; growers had to contend with rain, humidity, frost and even sunscald, but they carried on regardless. Luckily nature rallied at the eleventh hour, and the vintage is an excellent one after all. Just like 2015, 2016’s wines are expected to show good purity of flavour; and as with all late vintages, Rosés have a lovely intense colouring, and fresh fruit aromas such as blood orange and raspberry. The wine is dry but very fruity, showing surprising delicacy and freshness. True to the clay and limestone soil of Sancerre, our Rose displays a wonderful minerality.

    The wines are a perfect match for Indian dishes, grilled fish, seafood, spicy dishes and fruit-based desserts."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
    Alcohol %:
    12.5%
    Region: Sancerre, France