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Sancerre Blanc Domaine Gitton


Wine of the Year, typical Sancerre, with plenty of Sauvignon fruit, fresh with good acidity. Fermented in stainless steel vats for several months only. It can be kept but it is better appreciated the year following harvesting. Usually bottled at the end of winter this is a blended wine from a selection of young vines about ten years old and twenty years in limestone soils and about 20% of young vines in flinty soil. The limestone soil provides the greenness and fruitiness, the flinty soil, the full body and length on palate.

 

 

 

 

Sancerre Les Montachins

Lieu dit : LES MONTACHINS
type of soil : Portland Chalk
acreage : 9 acres
year of plantation : 1972-1981-1987
exposition : West
slope : 20 to 30%
altitude : 180 to 205m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by machine
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 3 to 4 months in stainless steel vats

1998 Very pale gold colour. Red currant and citrus fruit aroma. Fresh fruity wine with natural aromas, Roundness at the end of the palate only needs to develop. Good acidity typical of the vintage. Will keep for five years, start drinking in summer ’99.

 

 

Sancerre les Crilles

Lieu dit : LES CRILLES
type of soil : Portland Chalk
acreage : 2.4 acres
year of plantation : 1986
exposition : East
slope : 15%
altitude : 180 to 190m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by machine
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 6 months in stainless steel vats

1998 Very pale gold colour. Citrus fruit aromas, Subtle wine with natural aromas. Good acidity typical of the vintage. Will keep for five years, drink now to retain freshness.

 

Sancerre les Belles Dames

Lieu dit : LES BELLES DAMES
ype of soil : Sparnacian Flint
acreage : 13 acres
year of plantation : 1967-1968-1980
exposition : East, Southeast
slope : 20 to 30%
altitude : 235 to 265m
varietal :Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by machine
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 10 to 12 months in stainless steel vats for the younger part of the vineyard, and 9 to 10 months in 150 gallons oak casks for the older part.

1997 Pale yellow colour. Rounded full bodied wine with good aftertaste and flowery nose with good vintage sharpness

1998 Reference Sancerre as wine from pure flintstone. Noble wine fresh and clean. Flinty fruity taste with long lingering aftertaste. Generous and full bodied . Apricot, boxwood and blackcurrants nose.

 

 

Sancerre les Echeneaux

type of soil : Sparnacian Flint
acreage : 2 acres
year of plantation : 1994
exposition : South
slope : 30%
altitude : 210 to 235m
varietal : Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest : by hand only
Vinification : fermentation and ageing 6 months in oak casks

1998 Powerful Sauvignon fruit, gooseberries, blackcurrants and box. Fresh wine with slight acidity. Hardly full bodied on account of young vine. Agreeable palate without being heavy. Sancerre for the appetite..