|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Citrus Fruit Minerality, Steel, Fresh, Food Friendly|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Practising Organic|
This special Sancerre from Anthony Girard, 'L'Indiscrète', bursts with a lively citrus flavour and earthy, flinty tones. It's smooth texture and well-defined acidity combine for a classic mineral finish, creating a delightful balance of freshness. Enjoy as an aperitif, with seafood, fish, and of course, the obligatory Sancerre pairing of Crottin de Chavignol.
Vineyard and Winery
Anthony's vineyards are located in the south of the appellation between Vinon and Sancerre. 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, providing more powerful wines. He has always managed his vineyards according to organic principles, using as few chemicals as possible.
Upon arrival to the winery, the grapes were gently pressed before undergoing fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to avoid oxidation and preserve aromatics. No oak was used and Anthony did fewer lees stirring than usual due to the richness of the wines from these vineyards.
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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