Unlike many Sancerre Roses, Gerard harvests his Pinot specifically to make rose by direct press, then into tank. It is not a selection of young vines as he has no young Pinot vines. What makes the rosé one year could make red another, and vice versa, depending on what the vintage gives.
Organically farmed, Gérard combines different parcels of his 2 hectares of Pinot Noir vines in Chavignol to create his rosé. Average vine ages is approximately 35 to 40 years old. Hard to fine a rosé from vines this old.
This is an impressive wine, unlike many of the Provencal rosé that Americans guzzle by the gallon.