Region: Côte Roannaise < Loire Valley < France
Grapes: Gamay Saint Romain
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming (in process for EcoCert certification), 10 to 80-year-old vines, granite soil, partial whole cluster fermentation in enamel lined tank with native yeast, low SO2 at bottling
Winemaker: Robert Serol
Domaine Sérol, passed from father to son through 5 generations and dating back to the 18th century, is located about 50km from Lyon in the Southern Loire, in one of the newest AOC zones, the Côte Roannaise. This is ancestral method, lightly sparkling rose of Gamay that doesn’t completely ferment to dryness, so it is refreshingly low-octane (8% ABV) and ever so slightly sweet, balanced by ripping acidity. Pour with abandon to start or finish any and all holiday gatherings! Perfect as an aperif, with a whole range of appetizers, especially rich, funky washed-rind cheeses; also fantastic with creamy or fruit-based desserts, and also as a light finish a meal, no dessert needed!