IGP Val de Loire: Ariel Vatan 'La Roncière' 2017

A ripe, ready to drink Pinot Noir that comes from 1 hectare of vines just outside the appellation of Sancerre. A classic summer 'vin de soif' that would ideally be served lightly chilled with a salade lyonnaise.
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Tasting Notes
André Vatan makes world-class white, rosé and red Sancerre which we have shipped to our cellars for decades. As well as 10 hectares in Sancerre, the Vatans farm 1 hectare of wine is just outside the appellation border, which they use to make a humble IGP that provide great value drinking in the best vintages.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Sancerre
Grape Variety (Cépage) Pinot Noir
Food & Wine Matching Charcuterie, Cheese, Goat's Cheese
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink 2019-2020.
Vinification The grapes are fermented in stainless steel prior to a light filtration and bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12.5

Domaine André Vatan

One of the grandest appellations of the Loire, Sancerre is a hill town poised on a block of limestone above the River Loire to the south-west of the city of Orléans.

The wines of Sancerre are largely well-recognised by consumers and is thus a regular feature on restaurant wine lists. Sadly, few restaurant goers will be au fait with the names of individual producers of Sancerre which is a pity as, although standards are generally high, offerings do vary considerably. The Vatans, however, have supplied excellent examples of Sancerre wines to Yapp Brothers for well over 30 years.

The family own 10 hectares of vines within the appellation of Sancerre and one hectare outside which is classified as a Vin de Pays du Cher. Nine-tenths of production is focused on Sauvignon Blanc, the remaining 10% on Pinot Noir, which yields a bright lively red and delicate coral coloured rosé.

André inherited his vines from his father Jean and has cautiously expanded the business and invested in sophisticated new equipment. He is ably assisted by his wife Arielle and has no shortage of heirs with his children Aimée, Adrian and Antoine!

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