Vinification: Direct press, then fermentation starts in stainless steel tanks, finished in bottle with residual sugar
Aging: 6 months in bottle
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: While geographically and officially part of the Loire Valley, the Côte Roannaise is closer in distance, geology and wine-making to Beaujolais. A scant hour west of Beaujolais it too boasts the granite and porphyry soils that give Gamay minerality and drive. The best producer of this unique small appellation is Domaine Sérol, led by Stephane Sérol and his wife Carine since 1998. From 28 hectares they produce a range of distinct, and distinctive, wines, marked by elegance, freshness and minerality.