The Côteaux du Giennois is situated about 10km north of Sancerre in the Central Vineyards district of the Loire Valley. The soil is very similar to Sancerre, the grapes are the same - Sauvignon Blanc for White and Pinot Noir for Rosé (see below) - and the winemaking is the same. But because the region is better known for its pottery, it can't command the prices charged at Sancerre. Every time I taste the white Giennois I realise why this has been our best selling white wine (apart from our House White) over the last 12+ years.
The estate is currently converting to Biodynamic and the 2019 is probably the best vintage I have bought from them. The wine has zingy fresh, slightly citric, Sauvignon Blanc character with a long crisp mineral finish. This gives a lot of Sancerres and Pouilly-Fumés a good run for their money. Drink now and over the next year.
List price per bottle £12.99 per bottle/£72.00 per case (6 bts)
Special price £66.00 per case of 6 bottles
or £126.00 per case of 12 bottles
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