For 700 years, Sancerre was most famous for -- wait for it -- its **red wines**. Then, in the 1860’s, along came phylloxera to louse it all up! After the phylloxera pandemic, they replanted with Sauvignon Blanc to the delight of white wine lovers everywhere. But if there was ever a case that they’ve been barking up the wrong vine, this is it: this is Pinot Noir rosé perfection: intensely aromatic (all kinds of flowers leap up out of the glass), smooth, dry and cherry fruited on the palate. This kinda elegance makes sense: Sancerre is closer to the Côte d’Or than it is to most other areas in the Loire, and they have the same soils, too!