Jacques Dumont Pinot Noir is grown on the hills just southeast of Sancerre and thrives on the soils of clay-limestone and flint. In order to optimize the quality of each harvest, the vines are subject to constant observation: yields are limited to ensure high-quality fruit and the maturity of each plot is evaluated to identify the optimal time for harvest. After sorting the grapes, they are pressed slowly to extract only the best fruit. The wine is then fermented for two weeks at temperatures of 55˚ to 64˚ Fahrenheit, a technique that ensures the conservation of maximum fruit flavors. The wine is aged lees until February to develop complexity and body along with a long finish. A succession of tastings then follows to determine the ideal bottling time for Sancerre.

Harvest Note
2021 was an extremely challenging vintage in Sancerre due to a late frost in April that cut yields in some vineyards by 80%. However, for the clusters that did survive, quality and concentration are exceptional. The Pinot Noir for Jacques Dumont Sancerre Rosé was harvested under ideal conditions in mid-October.
Tasting Note
Salmon color, limpid and brilliant. Nice nose pinoté of red fruits and spices with a powerful and structured mouth.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Sancerre AOC
ABV: 12.5%
Unique Selling Points
  • The upper Loire Valley is known for two iconic wine growing sub-regions
  • Sancerre is located to the west of Loire river

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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