Domaine Bigonneau Reuilly Rose
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine produces a light, salmon colored Rose which is typical of Pinot Gris’ from Reuilly.
- Grown from soils with a high content of limestone, which imparts minerality and produces a crisp and refreshing Rose.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Gris
Elaboration: The pressing occurs after 4 hours of maceration. Before the start of the alcoholic fermentation, cold maceration occurs to encourage the growth of yeasts and increase the aromatic complexity of the wine. It is aged on the lees in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of rose pedals, peaches, and red fruits. It has a pleasant fruitiness that accompanies its fresh and minerally mouthfeel. Crisp and dry finish.
Located between Méreau and Brinay and isolated in the middle of the fields of cereals, Domaine Gerard Bigonneau vinifies both AOC Quincy and Reuilly. This estate, from a family-owned agricultural and wine-growing estate, has been in existence for several generations. At the turn of the 80s, Gerard Bigonneau seized the opportunity to build a vineyard on the slopes of the town of Reuilly. The vineyard covers 16 hectares and makes it possible to turn their passion into a profession that brings pleasure and subtlety.
In 2006, he consolidated his efforts and built a purpose built cellar on La Chagnat and brought in his daughter, Virginie to take control of production. Prior to this, Virginie had been the oenologue at the Cave Brinay, having studied in Dijon as well as having work experience in cellars in Champagne, Burgundy and Alsace. The consolidation to a single cellar and the arrival of Virginie, however, has brought about a real focus to the wines.