This delicate Pinot Noir rosé has pure strawberry and red cherry fruit thanks to gentle pressing and cool fermentation, while lees contact has added subtle, savoury complexity. Refreshing with lingering, crisp acidity.
David Sautereau, a tenth-generation producer now runs the family domaine Sautereau in Crézancy. David studied winemaking in Burgundy and Champagne, and did a few internships in Switzerland, California, and Australia.Working closely with his parents, he made his first Sancerre harvest in 1997, committed to perpetuating the family know-how while adding new techniques to make the most of its terroir.
His vineyards now total 22 hectares: 2/3 in sauvignon blanc and 1/3 in pinot noir in the communes of Crézancy, Bué, and Sancerre.Having made the plunge to organic viticulture two years ago (he will be certified with next year’s vintage), his wines now display more precise acids while maintaining plenty of fruit on the palate.His immaculately farmed whites come from three different soil types, caillottes, small rocks lying atop limestone beds that promotes finesse and elegance, kimmerridgian marnes that give roundness, volume, and complexity, and marine shell-rich terres blanches, that gives powerful aromas, freshness, and great length to the wines.