Country: France Region: Loire Valley
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine La Guiberte
The Domaine Gueneau is run by the father-daughter-son trio Alain, ELISA and Dominique Gueneau in the second and third generation, which Élisa Gueneau more and more taking the scepter in his hand. The estate comprises 15ha best terroirs in Sury-en-Vaux, Sancerre and Chavignol, which is divided into 60 plots. The floors are made of 80% 'Terres Blanches' and 20% of 'Caillottes', the Rebsortenspiegel comprises 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Pinot Noir. The Gueneaus work very much in the vineyard, in particular the separate reading of each plot is unusual for a winery, which moves in rather low price segment. The wine cellar is placed on the cutting edge of technology through targeted investments in recent years, stainless steel tanks for controlled fermentation temperature include the Loire while medium to normalcy. The Domaine is primarily known for her uncompromising Sancerre profile in France, for terroir and minerality is combined with radiant fresh fruit. A must for Sauvignon Blanc fans who are looking for the authentic Loire style!
Awards and critics opinions
Gold Medal Concours des Ligers à Angers in 2013 for the 2012 vintage
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2013 to the year 2011:
"In general, the wines are intensely aromatic. In this case, the flavor currant blossom, grapefruit and a hint of iodine A classic aperitif wine was given. On the palate, straightforward, a lightweight and supple, showing this Sancerre volume and a nice finish.."
Bettane & Dessauve 2013 the winery:
"L'hospitalité chevillée au corps, la famille de Gueneau continue régaler les clients fidèles comme les touristes de passage. Pour épauler Alain, il ya les enfants Elisa et Dominique qui leur apportent touche. Les vins sont produits sincères, avec une meilleure depuis 2010 definition. "
Wine in Black Rating: 92 points
To describe the family Gueneau, actually suffice only three words: honest, straightforward and sincere. These properties can be found naturally again their wines. The passionate approach applies particularly to the wine La Guiberte! With meticulousness vinified, with disarming freshness and fruit, as well as a fine minerality! And for a fair price! For this wine demonstrates like no other in its price category that Sancerre embodies the acclaimed and famous Loire character. "Racy, pungent and dry" are the Sauvignon Blancs from this appellation aloud Master of Wine Jancis Robinson. La Guiberte is the living expression of the local Sauvignon Blancs-ideal!
The vivid color lights golden with gentle silver tones. The delicious bouquet shows lovely notes of red currants, cassis, broom and exotic fruits, which one can withstand difficulties! Tasty pears, mango and lemon - - and fine minerality on the palate smooth a masterful harmony between juicy fruit is produced. The delicious aftertaste evokes the feeling of a light, a cooling summer breeze.
Ageing Potential: 5 years
Domaine Alain Gueaneau, La Guiberte 'Sancerre 2013 was vinified from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which are on average 25 years old. The 11ha large terroir consists of clay and soft shells and marl-limestone, which comes from the younger Jurassic period. After the harvest and fermentation of the wine is aged on the lees to elaborate in more detail with the aim of the mineral.
Food Matches:Shellfish / Oysters / Mussels / White Meat