Sancerre Rouge Frétoy 2017 Tinel-Blondelet, Red wines

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Sancerre Rouge Frétoy 2017 Tinel-Blondelet

Variety: Pinot Noir 100%

They did not want to adopt the protocols of organic viticulture, because the high intrinsic humidity of the Loire would have required massive interventions with copper, which in the long run pollutes and damages the soil, since 2014 their vines have the HVE Haute Valeur Environnementale Certification (High value environmental). This certification, recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture, guarantees the efforts of Annick and Marlène in wanting to preserve the environment in the best possible way.

Annick Tinel-Blondelet has been managing the Domaine since 1983, the year in which he obtained his diploma in Oenology in Beume. Annick becomes the twelfth generation of family winemakers. Their story begins with Guillaume Blondelet, winemaker at Chaulgnes, at the end of the sixteenth century. On the Camille side, the traces of the first family winemakers date back to 1650 with Louis Figeat. Recently his daughter Marlène joined the management, which consequently represents the thirteenth generation.

Today the estate covers 15 hectares of vineyards distributed over three denominations:

Pouilly Fumé, Sancerre and Pouilly sur Loire.

They exclusively cultivate three varieties, Sauvignon Blanc, Chasselas and Pinot Noir, on three different soils: the marls of the Kimmeridgian period, limestone of Villiers and silica.

The grapes that make up the Sancerre Rouge Frétoy 2017 Tinel-Blondelet are grown in a vineyard of 1.25 hectares, located in the municipality of Thauvenay.

Sun exposure: it is south south-west, while the plants have an average age of 40 years.

The soil: is composed of layers of limestone and silica.

Density and yield: it is 6400 plants and 40 hectoliters per hectare

After the harvest, the grapes reach the cellar. Once the pressed must is separated from the pressed, they are fermented separately at a temperature ranging from 28 to 32 ° C. The must ferments for 2 weeks with a daily reassembly. After the assembly of the two musts, the malolactic transformation takes place.

Depending on the vintage it is aged for 1/3 of the mass in second and third passage barriques.

Sancerre Rouge Frétoy 2017 Tinel-Blondelet

Ruby red color.

The nose is extremely fruity, with intense aromas of cherry, strawberry and red currant. Consistent and well-defined, the sensations it evokes are perfectly identifying with the variety. Small textures of undergrowth and sweet spices are added.

On the palate it has copious entrance and permanence, with minerality standing out from the rest. In harmony between its parts, it has an excellent volume of the sip. Persistent. From the palate, aromas of blueberries and spices reach the nose.

Overall it is an excellent interpretation of Pinot Noir and not only of the Loire.

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SKU:WIN-30393
Weight1.5 kg
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Wine il vino2017 91 / 100