Sancerre from Domaine Gitton

New Arrival: 2015 Sancerre from Domaine Gitton
By Victor Rabot | January 2018

Domaine Gitton was founded in 1945 by Marcel Gitton and is now run by his son, Pascal and his wife Denise. The Domaine, located in Sancerre, covers about 27ha of vines with 23ha planted as Sauvignon Blanc, with an average of 30 year old vines.

The family aims to produce distinctive wines from each vineyard, each having their own character according to the particularities of the soil. The majority of their holdings are on flint soil, in French: “Silex”. These Silex soils became famous thanks to the late Didier Dagueneau and his cuvée called Silex.

We have three wines from this estate:

Les Romains: Sauvignon Blanc planted in the 70’s. Fermented and aged for about ten months in a large 600 litre oak cask. This beautiful, rich Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruits aromas is ready to drink.

Galinot, Silex: This plot was planted in the 60’s. This cuvée is fermented and aged for around ten months in a 600 litre oak cask (50% new and 50% one year old). A great wine with notes of ripe fruit and a touch of gunflint. On the palate you can feel the richness of the Sauvignon with a great minerality.

Les Herses, Silex: This cuvée is also from Silex soil; fermented and aged the same way as the Galinot. This is a complex, full-bodied wine with strong mineral flavours - it will age and shine for many years!