The pumping over of our Pinot Noir grapes in Sancerre

Pumping Over of our Pinot Noir grapes - Saget La Perriere

In Sancerre, after the harvest, the Pinots Noirs grapes are put in vats. Then, we carry out pumping over operations.

How ? It is an operation which consists in extracting the must at the bottom of the tank to return it up with a pump to break the marc floating and protect it from oxidation !

Why ? For a smooth extraction of color, aromas and tannins.