About Loire Rose

About Loire Rose
Vin de Pays Rosé are rosé wines that are designated as a Vin de Pays or country wine from one of about 50 different departments (territories) in France. One of the most popular of these is Vin de Pays d'Oc from the Languedoc-Roussilon area in southern France, while Vin de Pays Vignobles de France represents the entire winemaking territories of France.

There are several red varieties that can be used to make a Vin de Pays Rosé, which are produced with minimal skin contact, as with most rosés. These varieties include Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

These rosés are light to medium-bodied and generally are dry or off-dry with moderate tannins and an earthy finish. Pair with simple bistro food such as salads or roast chicken.

Top Picks for Loire Rose

Domaine Jean Reverdy 2020 Les Villots Sancerre
86 points
$31
Topaz color. Aromas of blood orange, dressed cucumbers, and kumquat with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length diced bell pepper and jicama finish with no oak flavor. A dry, savory Rosé for the table.
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2020 Rosé Sancerre
85 points
$29
Coral orange color. Green, herbal aromas and flavors of dressed haricots verts, strawberry vinaigrette, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, tangy, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of crisp green apple with no oak flavor. An herbaceous Sancerre Rosé for blushing French wine lovers.