La Poussie Sancerre Rouge
La Poussie, jewel of the Sancerre vineyards, is a voluptuous, aromatic wine. Of all the centuries-old growths which dominate the majestic river Loire, La Poussie is the one whose reputation remains unblemished. Its origins can be traced back to the Capetians, as witnessed by a document dating from around 1040. The exceptional vineyard site with its natural amphitheater of an almost perfect semi-circle of 180° make it one of the most unique in the world. The heavy alluvial soil is scattered with flint stones. It is an excellent site with an extremely sunny position and optimum ripening conditions.
The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted for color and perfection. Long maceration (10 to 20 days) takes place. Slow fermentation at high temperatures (86 degrees Fahrenheit) occurs. The wine is raised in vats and oak barrels in variable proportions depending on the vintage.
The color is a bright crimson red. On the nose, there are intense aromas of red berries such as raspberry and black currant, accompanied by notes of smoke, toasted bread and cherry. This wine has a lively, fruity attack in the mouth, and is then round and easy to drink. The complex finish has subtle spicy and woody notes. It has a rich tannic character, which ensures the evolution of the wine.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil Composition: The famous slope of the Orme aux Loups. Heavy alluvial soil scattered with flint stones. An excellent site with an extremely sunny position and optimum ripening conditions.
Suggested Retail Price: $39.00