LES SABLONNETTES - CECI N’EST PAS UN ROSE 2020
A full-bodied rosé that has feasted on all the red fruits of the garden and is still blushing from gluttony. The name of the wine is 'This is not a rosé!', deep raspberry and cherry fruit with a balancing adicity.
ORIGIN Loire Valley, France
MAKER Les Sablonnettes
GRAPES Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Grolleau
Christine and Joel Menard have been making wine in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC for more than twenty years. Over the past few vintages they have welcomed their son Jeremy into the domaine to take care of the winemaking and the cellar. While the appellation is known for its sweet wines, Domaine des Sablonnettes have slowly cemented themselves over the years as a key producer of some of the most expressive and interesting dry wines in the AOC today. They are seen by many as the secret superstars of the region. They lovingly tend to their 13 hectares of vines, which have been managed and certified by biodynamic methods since 2007. Healthy soils and balance in their ecosystem has always been at the heart of their winemaking, and with this in mind they produce an outstanding array of wines from Chenin Blanc, Grolleau, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. Christine and Joel run their domain to very exacting standards and as a result they produce stunning, natural wines.