Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2015 Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2015 Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2015 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Domaine Serge Laloue
VarietiesPinot Noir
Farming Practiceslutte raisonnée soil tilling, no-waste weeding, organic manure
Soils50% clay and limestone / 50% siliceous clay
Trellis systemGuyot simple
Hectares/Acres4.1 ha. / 55hL/ha.
Altitude180m
ExposureSE
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Year Vines Were Planted1985
Yeastcommercial selected
Fermentation100% de-stemmed / 10 days of cold maceration / fermentation continues for 14 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks / twice-daily punchdowns
Malolacticfull
Maturation8 months: 50% stainless steel / 50% demi-muid French oak
Sulfuradded
Filterno
Finingunfined
Alcohol13.0%
Item NoFR527-15
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-region Sancerre
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Story

Created in the early 1930's by Francois and Simone Laloue, the family farm then grew grapes, grain and tobacco and raised livestock. In 1960, their son Serge took charge of the small plots of vines to concentrate on viticulture and winemaking. Today, the domaine is run by Serge's children, Franck, the winemaker since 1990, and Christine.

With 21 hectares spread over all three of Sancerre's terroirs: Terre blanche, Caillotes, and Silex, the estate’s vines are planted to 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Pinot Noir. Stony and limestone based, Caillottes are located mid-slope, where they encourage early ripening of fruit. At the top of the slopes, you’ll find siliceous clay, which lends the wine mineral notes, reminiscent of gunflint. And at the slope’s bottom the soil is iron-rich and sandy with few stones. Here the terroir yields wines of great aromatic finesse that develops floral and fruity notes. In December 2008, Franck and Christine became tenant farmers in the Cul de Beaujeu vineyard, located in the commune of Chavignol, where there is 1ha of Sauvignon Blanc planted to Kimmeridgian terres blanches on a 45º slope.

Practicing sustainable agriculture, the siblings grow grass between the rows, which encourages the vines to dig deeper, while reducing both erosion and the natural vigor of the vines. Franck further reduces yields by de-budding in the spring and pruning heavily. The winery was renovated and enlarged in 2006 and is located in Thauvenay, just 5km outside of Sancerre. Aside from the Cuvee Silex and the 1166, all of Franck's wines are a blend of all three terroirs.

This Sancerre Rouge is made from Pinot Noir from two single vineyards planted on two different soil types. One is planted on Silex clay soil and the other on "terre blanche" that is higher in elevation and contains more chalk.