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Thomas Sancerre Rose
Domaine Michel Thomas
France - Loire Valley - Sancerre

Light, bright pink. Red currant, strawberry and chalk on the nose, with a touch of orange gaining strength with air. Dusty red fruit and citrus flavors are braced by tangy minerality, which adds lift and cut. Uncompromising in the best way, finishing with excellent clarity and echoes of lemon and orange zest.

Specifications
Appellation
Sancerre
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
20-55 years
Soil type
Clay, limestone, sedimentary rock
Vinification
50% direct press + 50% Saignee (bled), with 12-24 hours of skin contact maceration. The alcoholic fermentation is done in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Aged on the lees for a few months (no oak). Right before bottling, the wine is fined with Bentonite (very light filtration with oenologic clay).
Pairings

This is a very versatile wine. You can have it on its own in the summer time as an aperitif. But it is also excellent with hors d'oeuvres and terrines. It will compliment any white meat dish and poultry. You can also enjoy it with salmon or exotic food (slightly spicy sushi).

Reviews and News

2016 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 92 PTS - IWR

2016 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 92 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"One of our favorite rosés in our 2017 annual rosé review, the Michel Thomas Sancerre is a complete wine. Pale salmon in color with a red cherry skin scent, the wine is full in the mouth with clean red cherry flavors. It has good balancing acidity and a lingering, rich finish."

- i-winereview.com (July 2017), 92 pts

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2016 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Pale orange. Vibrant, mineral-tinged aromas of strawberry, orange zest and jasmine slowly develop a hint of herbacity. Dry and focused on the palate, showing very good tension to the bitter red berry and blood orange flavors. Shows a refreshingly bitter quality on the finish, which lingers with strong, stony tenacity."

- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 90 pts

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2015 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 91 PTS - IWR

2015 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 91 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Showing light red cherry and herbal notes, this Pinot Noir based rosé is densely flavored and balanced, finishing with good length and rich extract. Needs food to show its best. Made with 50% direct press and 50% saignée."

- i-winereview.com (July 2016), 91 pts

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2015 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 87 PTS - WA

2015 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"A lively, complex, herbal Rosé that has tons of sweet strawberry and watermelon fruit, the 2015 Sancerre Rose is medium-bodied, juicy and racy on the palate, with bright acidity and a clean, dry finish. It's a solid meal starter to enjoy over the coming summer months. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 87 pts

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2013 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 90 PTS - IWC

2013 Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose - 90 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 90 pts"Bright orange-pink. Lively, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh red berries, orange peel and honeysuckle, with a hint of anise building in the glass. Dry and nervy in the mouth, offering vibrant strawberry and orange pith flavors and a suggestion of rose pastille. The floral element comes back on the finish, which lingers with very good spicy persistence."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Michel Thomas

In the Egrots, a small hamlet of Sury en Vaux, about 4 kilometers from Sancerre, Michel and Laurent Thomas farm 17 hectares. They took over the family estate in 1970, ...
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