What We're Drinking
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Loire, France
It's so humid! Take a break with lean and mean (in the most elegant way, of course) Sauvignon Blanc. Sancerre is one of the more storied appellations for Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire. The soil deposits vary greatly and vines can find themselves digging through layers of chalk, clay, and marl. In the case of Gitton Sancerre, Silex (a soil composed of flint and clay) creates the foundation for this bright expression of citrus strong Sauvignon.
Light-bodied with high acid, Gitton has all of the French SB boxes checked: bright green spring grass, lime citrus, pink grapefruit, and lingering minerality. Gitton has a hint of peach at the apex of the initial attack of refreshing flavor that seems to keep in check the extreme grapefruit or green pepper often associated with Sauvignon Blanc. For those of you who enjoy experiencing the different expressions a bottle of wine shows after opening, take about an hour and half with this bottle and watch it start off racy and lean only to later expose its riper, fleshy fruit self. Historic companion to fresh chevre, 6oz. of PPF and a bottle of Gitton are an easy substitute to going to the park to cool off.