Pré Semelé

Sancerre Rosé – 2021

Region: France - Loire

Pré Semelé

Domaine du Pré Semelé lies in a tiny valley a few miles northwest of the hilltop town of Sancerre. The estate is managed by the third generation of the family Raimbault, brothers Julien and Clément, vigneron and winemaker, respectively. They are guided by their father Rémy, who has worked their vineyards for decades with his brother Claude. This is another wonderful example of the younger generation taking over the reigns of a family estate and elevating it to a new higher level.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyard Area: 2 ha / 4.9 acres
  • Soils: Calcareous clay with limestone subsoil
  • Vine Age: 5 – 40 years
  • Vine Planting Density: 6500 vines/ha
  • Organically oriented vineyard management: no herbicides, pesticides or anti-rot products
  • Soil plowed and grasses planted between rows
Harvest Notes
  • Careful machine harvesting and sorting
  • Each lot vinified separately
  • 3.5 hr gentle pressing
  • Cold stabilization at 46ºF for 48 hours
  • Fermented with neutral yeasts for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 59 – 64ºF
  • Wines racked and blended when fermentation complete
  • Fined with bentonite (natural clay)
  • Filtered with cellulose
Winemaker's Notes

Pale salmon pink color. Red berry aromas with acid drop candy notes. Freshness, volume and power mingle on the palate. This harmonious wine is perfect for pre-dinner drinks or with barbeque.

Wine Summary

100% Pinot Noir; alcohol: 14%; vineyard in Sancerre; grown in calcareous clay with limestone subsoil; organically oriented farming, no herbicides or pesticides used; each lot vinified separately; cold stabilized before 3 week fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 59 – 64ºF; fined with bentonite (natural clay) and cellulose filtered – vegan friendly.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 12.44%
  • Total Acidity: 4.74 g/l
  • Resdiual Sugar: 0.18 g/l
  • Total SO2: 77 mg/l
  • Vegan-friendly

General Info

Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation(s) Sancerre
Proprietors Rémy, Clément & Julien Raimbault
Founded 2001
Winemaker Clement Raimbault
Annual Production 7,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable