Description/ Tasting NotesElegant light yellow color with green highlights. The bouquet shows the typicity of Sauvignon Blanc, with aromas of maracuja and pineapple, and notes of gooseberry, blackcurrant and of course, a mineral nuance obligatory for a Sancerre. Fresh and charming on the palate, endowed with a perfect game between sweetness and acidity, and a crisp minerality.
Winery Info/ Brand
The history of this excellent vineyard was started in 1945 by Marcel Gitton, who owned less than half a hectare of land in the picturesque district of Sancerre. Today, Gitton Père & Fils covers more than 27 hectares of crops in the heart of Sancerre, set in diverse and characteristic soils of the region, and smaller plots of land in Pouilly Fumé, Coteaux de Giennois and Cotes de Duras.The Gitton business as such, created by their son Pascal, now covers 33 hectares which he runs with his Australian wife Denise, and their daughter Chanel. each plot has its own specifics and soil, the individual grapes are vinified separately to preserve the subtle differences of the terroir. All wines are bottled on the property and the Gitton family oversees the entire process.
Region Info/ Origin
The upper Loire Valley is known for two iconic wine growing sub-regions – Pouilly Fume, and Sancerre. Nearly all wine cultivated in these areas are from the Sauvignon Blanc variety. Crisp, appropriately acidic, and aromatic, these wines are an amazing experience on both the nose and palate. They also tend to be somewhat more expensive compared to Sauvignon Blancs from other regions - but not necessarily without good reason. Pouilly Fume to the east of the Loire river, and Sancerre to the west, each region's terroir imparts slightly different characteristics to their respective wines. Mostly unoaked, these wines have amazing structure with perfumy notes of grapefruit and gooseberry with a slight note of honey. Wines from the Pouilly Fume tend to be a little more full-bodied than their Sancerre counterparts. These wines pair amazingly well with nearly all kinds of seafood and salad greens with citrus or vinegar based dressings. The classic pairing of Sancerre with grilled goat cheese is quite possibly the best thing to put in one's mouth. Somewhat collectable, a good vintage of Upper Noire white can shelve for up to ten years; although, that could be pushing it. It is suggested you drink them in the 4-6 year age range.