Saint-Pourçain: Domaine de Chinière Rosé 2020
A delicate, and decently dry, quaffable rosé wine, the Saint-Pourçain La Chinière offers a soft rose petal bouquet and pleasantly crisp acidity on the palate. Made from pure Gamay, it's a lovely, crowd-pleasing aperitif and a fantastic match for soft, creamy cheeses.
Worthy of wider recognition, the wines from this 'appellation' are keenly-priced and well-crafted. The rosé 'La Chinière', like it's blanc sibling, is a clean, well-made country wine. The Gamay juice has very short skin contact which gives the wine a lovely pale pink colour. It has bright berry scents and an appealing palate of red currants and raspberries.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saint Pourçain|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Gamay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese|
|Cellarage||This Saint-Pourçain rosé is a wine best drunk when young.|
|Vinification||A direct pressing of machine harvested grapes, from 25 year old vines grown on gravel, are vinified in modern, thermo-regulated stainless steel vats prior to an early Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Union des Vignerons
The Union des Vignerons Cave Co-opérative of Saint Pourçain is a benchmark example of a pioneering modern operation producing well-made inexpensive and reliable wines. Saint Pourçain is the most far-flung of all the Loire satellites - being just as geographically close to Burgundy and the Rhône. It is affiliated to the Loire as it lies on the Sioule tributary and very near the larger Allier tributary and has long been classified as a Loire wine.
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