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Gilles Lesimple Sancerre Blanc 2021
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100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sustainable Farming
Brilliant and pale yellow color; The nose has most typical aromas and nuances of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon), exotic fruits (mango and litchi), floral notes (white flowers and shrub broom), greener notes (blackcurrant leaf, asparagus), spices (liquorice), and mineral (smoky, flint).
In the mouth the initial attack is lemony. It wakes up the taste buds, allowing the perception of spiciness on the tip of the tongue. The second impression shows the suppleness ... read more
Item ID: #46867
Location at store:95c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sustainable Farming
Brilliant and pale yellow color; The nose has most typical aromas and nuances of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon), exotic fruits (mango and litchi), floral notes (white flowers and shrub broom), greener notes (blackcurrant leaf, asparagus), spices (liquorice), and mineral (smoky, flint).
In the mouth the initial attack is lemony. It wakes up the taste buds, allowing the perception of spiciness on the tip of the tongue. The second impression shows the suppleness and volume of the wines from the stony vineyards, blending nicely with the mineral vivacity of the wines from the flint soils. This wine can generally be kept for between 3 to 4 years.

Vinification
Mechanical and hand Harvested Depends on the location and the nature of each plot.
Pneumatique press + minimum of 48 hours sedimentation of the must to remove the solid parts. Thermoregulated vats, neutral yeast to keep the original nature and the typicity of each terroirs that makes this cuvee. Each terroirs are separately fermented at around 18 C. The interest to keep them separate allows adapting the final blend to the vintage and ensuring a consistent quality year after year. After fermentation the wines is kept under CO2 to avoid oxidation during the ageing period. Final blend and Kieselguhr slight filtration (Pink Hearth). The wine is treated against tartaric precipitation. SO2 at the bottling.

Vineyard
Gilles Lesimple farms his vines with minimum intervention, to ensure maximum respect for the environment. He works the soil to develop the biodiversity. His vineyard sits on the main 3 types of soil in Sancerre:
40% on Caillottes (Limestone)
40% on The Marnes from the Kimeridgian. The White Earth is to be found more on the western side of Sancerre)
20% on Flint Silex. Its formations run along the Loire, and culminate in the tops of the hills on the Eastern side of the appellation.

PRODUCER
Gilles Lesimple comes from four generations of winegrowers. Based in the village of Chavignol, a commune in Sancerre, he has worked in the industry since 1997. After having trained in a stellar American winery, he took over the family estate in Chavignol, where he harvests 10 hectares, of which 85% are Sauvignon Blanc.

After several years working with local wine merchants of the commune, Gilles recently decided to start bottling his own wine. He takes cares for his vines with minimum intervention to ensure maximum respect for the environment.

Facing south and south-west, the vineyard is planted on three principal types of terroir: limestone (40%), white stone (40%), and silex (20%). This combination lends characteristic fruity aromas to Gilles Lesimples wines.

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Robin

A keeper!

"My husband and I ordered this while on vacation in Newport Rhode Island and it paired so well with all of our fish courses we had to buy a case!"

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