La Guiberte Sancerre

27.00

Stone fruit – check! Mineral – check! Floral – check! This wine is definitely ticking off all the right boxes! The minerality of saline and limestone sit on the tip of the tongue and linger through the entire taste. Light bodied, dry, moderate acidity, and a slightly exaggerated finish noted with blanched almonds and lemon rind bring the sip to an end. Time for another!

An instant classic from a classic region! The Alain Gueneau Sancerre “La Guiberte” comes from a small family-owned estate at the Eastern end of France’s Loire valley. You’ll still find the grape’s signature citrus freshness and a slight grassiness, but examples from Sancerre lean more towards restraint, minerality, and elegance. The secret is not only in Northern France’s cooler climate, but also in the region’s soil — a swathe of ancient clay-calcareous deposits that stretches from England’s famous white cliffs of Dover across the channel and into Northern France. Alain and daughter Elisa are the 2nd and 3rd-generation of the Gueneau family to farm this land, three quarters of which is planted to Sauvignon Blanc vines with an average age of about 25 years.

Enjoy this delicious, refreshing bottle (well chilled, of course!) now or over the next 3 years.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Very light gold color
Nose Elegant, yet precise, showcasing refined aromas of white peaches, nectarine, apple blossom, and limestone. There is a flirting note of sweetness, that balances the nuanced nose with a bit of ripeness.
Palate The wine washes over the mid-palate with a dominance of sweet citrus, white peaches, and plums. The fleshy, juicy stone fruits are balanced by the bitterness of the fruit skin. Light bodied, dry, moderate acidity, and a slightly exaggerated finish noted with blanched almonds and lemon rind bring the sip to an end

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol % 13%
Style Light bodied dry white
Estate/Producer Alain Gueneau
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Vintage 2019
Vinification Each terroir is vinified separately in thermo-regulated stainless steel tank
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now or up to 3 years

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