Alphonse Dolly Pinot Noir 2014
Family-owned estate in Sancerre
Vineyards just outside the Sancerre appellation
All stainless steel
Pure essence of Pinot Noir bright, clean, fresh, light red with great acid balance and lovely aromatics
Serve chilled to bring out the cherry flavor
This family owned estate in the Loire riverside village of Thauvenay in the Sancerre appellation has been producing exceptionally bright, fresh clean Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs for several generations. Old sea bottom vineyards with clay-limestone soils, some combined with flint outcroppings, provide perfectly balanced fruit for the Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, and Menetou-Salon appellations.
The white wines are fermented for 4 weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel and kept 5 months on the lies for extra body and texture. The reds undergo a 48 hour maceration and spend 9 months in Troncais oak barrels.