A lively citrus flavour along with the earthy, flinty tones typical of the caillote soils in Sancerre. Boasting a smooth texture and well-defined acidity, the palate is further enriched for a classic mineral finish that provides a delightful balance of freshness.
|Style||Dry, White, Light Bodied, Minerality, Steel, Fresh|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Practising Organic, Sustainable|
About the Producer
After settling back in Sancerre in 2012 Anthony Girard purchased a small, nine-hectare estate near Récy, a hamlet in the south of the appellation, where he also built a brand-new winery which was up and running for the 2014 vintage.
He has always managed his vineyards according to organic principles, using as few chemicals as possible. The vines are an average of 45 years old. Two thirds of his vineyards are planted on caillottes soils (Sancerre limestones) with the rest on flinty soils. The grapes for his Sancerre Blanc are pressed gently in a pneumatic press. The must is left to settle for a day before fermentation starts in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and enamel tanks, with a mixture of two-thirds indigenous and one-third cultured yeasts. The wine is matured for six months on lees with occasional stirring. It reveals precise grapefruit and white peach with a vibrant mineral core. Richly composed, this is unmistakable Sancerre with stacks of character.
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