Benoît Girard White
Domaine Benoit Girard - Sancerre
100% Sauvignon
Already at the time of the French Revolution in 1789, wine has been grown on the estate of Domaine Girard. Until the 1960s, however, the wine was consumed only by the family itself or allocated  to really good friends. This changed with Marius Girard. He began to bottle the wines, found customers and sold its Girard Sancerre with great success. The Domaine is located in Verdigny, one of the most renowned wine village of Sancerre. Today's generation, owns 16 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The siblings know each parcel in their vineyard.
Located along the banks of the River Loire, to the East of Bourges, the Sancerre vineyard stretches over 2,770 hectares. Clay and limestone or siliceous-clayey soils. Vines: 5 to 25 years - Yield: 60Hl/Ha
Pneumatic pressing. After a must racking of 12 to 24 hours, the must is placed into a fermentation tank where it will ferment at a temperature of 18°C. Pneumatic pressing . Ageing on lees during 4 months in stainless steel tank.
Tasting notes
Pale yellow color. First nose with hints of yellow fruits and flintiness. Notes of peach, yellow fruits, white flowers, with pleasant mineral and citrus fruits aromas
Food pairing
The Sancerre is perfect with fish dishes and particularly good with salmon. "Bright and lively, with nice flint, chive and gooseberry notes that ripple through the finish. More lean than dense but good energy and length."JM - Wine Spectator
Aging potential
2 years
Grape varieties
100% Sauvignon
Previous rating
201690 Wine Spectator
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