Sebastien David Lisounette Rose

$29.00

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Vintage: 2020
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Varieties: 70% Cinsault and 30% Cabernet Franc

Sebastien David Lisounette Rose is a savory, salty, and dry rosé for all occasions. Hints of watermelon and maraschino cherry on the palate.

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About Sebastien David Lisounette Rose

Sebastien David Lisounette Rose is a savory, salty, and dry rosé for all occasions. Hints of watermelon and maraschino cherry on the palate.

About Sebastien David

Born in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil in 1974, Sebastien David comes from a long line of winemakers that extends 15 generations, back to 1634. Working with 15ha of Cabernet Franc that was planted by his grandparents at around the time of the Second World War, Sebastien makes natural wines from fruit that is Ecocert certified and biodynamically farmed.

Working with the ancient techniques that have been passed down, Sebastien David has been producing stunning Cabernet Franc wines since 1999. Working with whole clusters, David ferments with wild yeasts, employing carbonic maceration for 25 days, followed by a light pressing to preserve the fruit’s characteristics. The wines are then bottled without filtration or fining, and virtually no sulfur is added.

About Cinsault

Cinsaut (often spelled Cinsault) is a dark-skinned grape variety traditionally used as a blending partner for Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre as part of the classic Southern Rhone blend. It is fairly unusual to see Cinsaut produced as a varietal wine, except as a rosé, in which it expresses itself as a light, aromatic and refreshing wine. Cinsaut vines have been grown for centuries in southern France, where it is one of the permitted minor grape varieties in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend.

Cinsaut brings wines that are generally low in tannin and generally used in blends for its perfume. It has much in common with Grenache and at one time was grown for its generous yields of big bunches. Light and red berries are the most commonly associated flavor descriptors of wine produced by Cinsault. In the vineyard, it is prone to trunk diseases as well to mildew diseases in damp conditions.

About Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine-producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. It most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice.

The variety prefers cool, inland climates such as the Loire Valley. The appellations of Chinon (in Touraine) along with Saumur and Saumur-Champigny (in Anjou) are important bastions of varietal Cabernet Franc wines. The wines are prized for their aromas of ripe berry and sweet spices. Top examples can also be found in the Anjou Villages appellation, and in Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas de Bourgeil in Touraine. Lighter examples from these regions generally exhibit graphite and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather aromas.

The local Loire Valley name for Cabernet Franc is Breton. This is not a reference to Bretagne, the region just northwest of the Loire, but the name of the man credited with bringing the variety to popularity in the 17th Century. Abbot Breton of Bourgueil Abbey planted and tended to his vines with such care that local vine growers followed his lead. They began producing what was to become the Loire Valley’s signature style of red wine.

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