(2022) From Reuilly, not far from Sancerre and using mostly similar grapes, this however is Pinot Gris. Though often made as a white wine, the variety does develop deep pink skins. An interesting coppery gold colour, there's custard and cream over ripe yellow apple fruitiness, but there's reserve too with a stony suggestion of minerality. Rounded and creamy stone fruits on the palate with a hint of spice and lively acid. Different and very good.
(2021) Mellot suggest not chilling this too much and I can understand that: the Pinot Noir character is quite strong, and a light chill wirks well. Rose-hip and cherry aromas lead on to a certain creaminess on the palate, relatively robust red fruits and super clean freshness from the lemon-fresh acidity and the touch of saline minerality.
(2019) Made from 100% Pinot Noir, a short maceration gives a delicate pale rosé, watemelon and pretty rose-hip aromas lead on to a dry palate, lots of refreshing acidity sweeping along the small red berry fruit, a nice touch of ripeness giving a suggestion more tropical fruit mid-palate, but cleansing lemon to finish. All pink Sancerre is relatively expensive, as it this, on pure bangs per buck terms.
(2015) Alc 12.5%. 100% Pinot Noir. No oak, but kept on lees to add a little richness. Proper Pinot nose, which is delicately floral but hints at the truffle and bracken, whilst also showing plenty of summer berries. Those berries on the palate too, but bags of flavour, bags of fruit sweetness before a clear, dry, tangy lemon zest finish.
(2013) My Wine of the Week earlier in June, this Pinot Noir pink has some depth of colour and fine Pinot aromatics. It is flooded with strawberries and cream, but also the hint of truffle and briar that is so Pinot. On the palate that sweet, summery berry fruit floods across the tongue, but true to its origins the finish is abundantly fresh, with minerals and juicy citrus streaking through. Watch the Wine of the Week video for more information and food matching suggestions.