Domaine de la Pauline Sancerre Rosé 2022 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Domaine de la Pauline Sancerre Rosé 2022 750ml
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Domaine de la Pauline Sancerre Rosé 2022

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Category Rosé Wine
Brand Domaine de la Pauline

The vineyards at Domaine de la Pauline are planted on the south east side of the Sancerre hill, primarily in Thauveney, with some in Ménétréol sous Sancerre and Vinon. The soils are composed of 1/2 chalky-clay and 1/2 flinty (silex) soils. Using an organic approach in the vineyard, with no herbicide, grass-growing, hoeing, ploughing, disbudding, and green harvesting, owner/winemaker Eric Louis is crafting classic Sancerre wines with excellent complexity and expression of the local terroir.

Eric Louis has been rooted in the southeast of the Sancerre appellation for 4 generations. His family estate was founded in 1860 by his great-grandmother Pauline who gave her name to the estate “Les Celliers de la Pauline” (Pauline’s Cellars) and whose name is born on the family wine labels today.

Eric’s grandparents, Julien and Louise, cared for the vineyard after Pauline. Their son Leon and his wife, Eric’s parents Ginette and Leon, expanded the family tradition by specializing in winegrowing in the 1980s. They raised the reputation of the appellation and inspired their son to pursue winemaking. Eric took over the winery in 1995 with 6 hectares (14 acres) of vines spread over Sancerre slopes overlooking the Loire in Thauvenay, Ménétréol sous Sancerre and Vinon, villages renowned for their predominantly flint soils. Today, the vineyard covers 35 hectares of Sancerre appellation and 1.5 hectare of Quincy appellation.  

Eric Louis practices organic farming and is pursuing a HVE Organic Certification for 2023. Eric limits yields, schedules pruning, ploughing and picking according to lunar cycles (Maria Thun calendar). White, red and rosé Sancerres are vinified in the domaine’s two cellars in the heart of the village. 

Eric's lovely Rosé that we tasted and loved is made of 100% Pinot Noir from estate vineyards, farmed in a sustainable fashion (HVE 3 Certified, grass cover, no herbicide / pesticide, pruning & green harvest to limit yields). The vines, which average 25 years of age, are trained double guyot. Grapes are machine harvested at night in order to help the concentration of the aromas, the flavors and to control the oxidation of the fruits. Average yield is 50 hl/ha. Immediately after having been harvested, the grapes are pressed slowly in order to extract all the aromatic power. Fermentation occurs via indigenous yeast in cooled stainless steel tanks and then the wine is matured slowly on its fine lees for four months. The wine is fined (bentonite / vegan) and lightly filtered. Total SO2 is at a low 90mg/l. 

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This excellent Sancerre rosé has the classic pink grapefruit, red flower and mineral notes you would expect, with added layers of depth and density on the palate. The pedigree of the complex old vines come through in these layers and the finish is so mouthwatering and juicy. Very good.

April 2023
Sparkling Rosé
No Sulfites Added
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