Domaine Roger Neveu & Fils Sancerre Le Colombier Rose 2022 (Loire Valley, France)

Domaine Roger Neveu & Fils Sancerre Le Colombier Rose 2022
(Loire Valley, France)

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About the Winery:
The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive, even for European standards. The local archives show that a Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and family documents prove that they already owned and ran an agricultural estate in 1641. It is known that grapevines made up part of the property in the 19th century, but they were sadly destroyed in the phylloxera epidemic so it wasn’t until the after World War II that winegrowing regained an important place at the domaine, with nearly all of their wine sold in bulk through the 1960s. It was Roger Neveu, father to current owners Éric and Jean-Philippe, who during the 1970s brought the domaine into its contemporary incarnation by making and bottling his own wine, and selling it directly to customers, friends, restaurants, and importers. Éric officially joined the family métier in 1977 after studying winemaking in Beaune, and Jean-Philippe followed suit ten years later 

About this Wine:
Pale in color with a wonderful delicacy in the mouth, the lip-smacking acidity of this rosé of Pinot Noir is utterly refreshing. If you prefer a really crisp style of Rosé, look no further.

100% sustainably-grown Pinot Noir grown on flinty-clay/limestone soil from vines 20 to 25 years old. 80% direct press, 20% saignée method.

"Sancerre Rosé is made from Pinot Noir grown in Kimmeridgian limestone soil—that great soil of Chablis fame—and the Neveu family’s interpretation is fine, floral, crisp, and bone-dry. It serves the apéritif role quite well." — Dixon Brooke, Kermit Lynch