Domaine Serge Laporte, Sancerre Rouge 2019
GRAPES: Pinot Noir
TASTING NOTE: Seductive is the first word that comes to mind when exploring this glass of Sancerre Rouge. Lush, ripe, and indulgent, each whiff of the glass is like a gentle whisper, urging you to come back for more. In the glass, sensual flavors of ripe raspberry, lush cherry, and a dash of leather engulf your senses. There’s a certain creamy roundness to the texture, followed by soft, velvety tannins. The wine’s finish is lingering and seductive, full of maraschino cherries and a touch of white pepper -- certain to leave you eagerly anticipating your next sip. Crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, this wine is a true treat. Enjoy with a candied bacon BLT, chocolate truffles, or on your next date night.
About the Producer
A seventh-generation farming family, Domaine Serge Laporte prides themselves on making terroir-driven wines that are produced with an eco-environmental approach. Taking care of the land for generations to come is part of their DNA. Domaine Serge Laporte boasts vineyards of a distinctive high caliber -- the vines are located on beautifully exposed hillside properties, with punishly steep slopes referred to as “Les Mont Damnés” (“the damned mountains”) that ultimately create the perfect situation for developing intense flavors, rich, full wines, and complexity. (Although, they make vineyard management a bit more difficult!)
Today, Guillaume Laporte runs the helm as winemaker. Grapes are hand-harvested, then vinified parcel by parcel so that each area’s unique flavors and aromas become accentuated in the wine. Vines on their property are grown in two distinct soil types: caillotes, a pebbly chalk and limestone mix with little soil that’s optimal for the varietals, producing dry, fresh, and fruit-forward wine with finesse. Alternatively, some parcels are in argile-calcaire, which is a mixture of limestone, clay, and siliceous sandy soil that grows structured wines with pronounced minerality and agability. Together, this is one of the best combinations you can have in a Sancerre wine.
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