Region: France - Loire Valley - Sancerre
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Notes on the Wine
From a 5 hectare parcel on flint soil, Les Belles Dames carries a dusty, edgy beam of acidity on a sturdy frame. This thirst quenching Sancerre begins to develop texture with age or one hour of decanting.
Notes on the Producer
From his 27 hectares in Sancerre, Pouilly Fume and the Côteaux du Giennois, Pascal Gitton crafts a tantalizing selection of vins de terroirs. A real favorite is the classically styled Les Belles Dames. This trenchant Sauvignon Blanc is produced from selected vines grown on the silex soils of the 5 hectare lieu-dit – Les Belles Dames. The wine is aged for 9-10 months in oak barrels – (not new!) The wine possesses mouth-wateringly ripe and flinty, zesty fruit flavors along with racy acidity and breathtaking delineation. This is an exceptionally elegant and harmonious Sancerre with lovely purity of fruit and a distinctive steely minerality.