Domaine Alain Gueneau Sancerre Blanc 'La Guiberte' 2018, Loire, France 75cl
Domaine Alain Gueneau
Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France. 12.5% ABV.
Pale yellow with green hues, elder blossom with subtle herbaceous aromas and flint with fresh citrus fruit. The palate is steely and elegant with lemon and grapefruit, mingled with light acidity and lime, somewhat grassy finishing full and dry with notes of pear.
Producer Profile Domaine Alain Gueneau
Alain Gueneau and his daughter, Elisa, work together on this family estate spread over 16 hectares of AOC Sancerre on sloping vineyards mainly situated in Sury-en-Vaux, Sancerre and Chavignol. Eighty percent of the vines are planted in the calcareous clay soils known locally as "terres blanches", which give the wine its body, richness and complexity. The remaining twenty percent are planted in "caillottes" also referred to as "griottes", stony soils that lend lovely fruity notes to the wine. White Sancerre represents 3/4 of their production. Alain and Elisa are dedicated to taking an environmentally sustainable approach to winemaking, to preserve their unique terroir, the irreplaceable source of their wines’ flavours.
Suggested food pairings
Aperitif, seafood, shellfish and goat cheese (particularly "Crottin de Chavignol").