2015LaporteRose2015 Laporte, Sancerre Rose, Les Grandmontains, Loire Valley, France.
Another gorgeous pink, the Laporte Sancerre Rose of Pinot Noir Les Grandmontains really delivers fresh intensity and bright Pinot character with crisp mineral driven layers and lingering red fruits. Laporte hand-crafts their lovely rose from grapes grown on a core of limestone on loamy/chalky soils, hand picked and de-stemmed the Rose is fermented after 24 hours on the skins, at cool temps and aged a few 4-6 months on it’s lees, but without malo, making for a flavorful and vibrant wine. The care and detail shines through with the terroir, this is a classy and energy possessing Rose of Pinot Noir that starts with tart cherry, steely watermelon, strawberry, mixed citrus, rosewater and minty lavender as well as wet stones along lingering blueberry, red citrus and red apple skin. This brisk and wonderfully hued Rose has all the right stuff to make for a perfect summer wine, perfect for picnics, great with or without food and can easily transition from day to night with impressive flexibility and grace, be sure to keep an eye out for this one!
($22 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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