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DOMAINE DELAPORTE Sancerre Rosé "Chavignol" 2020

(Chavignol, Loire Valley, France) $34

Here’s a jump start to summer–an absolutely beautiful rosé that’s refined, even ethereal. The flavors are a cool pool of strawberries and spices with a sea-salt-like minerality that’s mouthwatering. So many rosés are heavy or dull or lifeless. Not this one. For starters, it’s from a cool region–the Loire Valley (which is considerably cooler than Provence). Plus, there’s this interesting twist: Domaine Delaporte is a well-known producer of fantastically fresh Sancerre made, of course, from Sauvignon Blanc as it (mostly) is. But a tiny amount of Sancerre is red or rosé and made from Pinot Noir. So besides being crisply delicious, this rosé is a rare find. Get some now—and btw, it’s sensational with soft goat cheeses! (14.1% abv)

92 points KM

Available at Solano Cellars

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