Domaine Gardrat: Vin de Pays Charentais Sauvignon 2020
This Vin de Pays Charentais from Domaine Gardrat is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, delicately perfumed with subtle elderflower and nettle scents and a racy, mineral-edged palate. It's a lovely, light, uplifting wine that works well as an aperitif or partner to salads or seafood.
Certified as an organic wine.
Light lemon in colour, this award-winning Sauvignon Blanc from the Atlantic coast comes in a clear glass bottle to best show its intense colour. Intense floral notes with white peach and citrus fruit on the palate. Zesty and great value.
Presented in an attractive clear bottle whose label in this vintage bears this (apparently) Tibetan proverb: "Faites comme l'arbre, changez vos feuilles et gardez vos racines... Changez vos idées et gardez vos principes." Which inelegantly translates as: 'Be like the tree, change your leaves and keep your roots... Change your ideas and keep your principles.'
Lionel Gardrat suggests pairing it with poultry or fish platters.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Midi, Charente-Maritime|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Salads, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Best enjoyed within 2 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Machine harvested organic Sauvignon Blanc grapes, grown on calciferous limestone soil which are pressed then vinified in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve its aromatic fruit.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
The family estate of Domaine Gardrat can be found west of the Cognac vineyards, 20 minutes from Roan, in Cozes. The property was originally acquired in 1894, and now covers 35 hectares of vines including a number of different soil types. This allows different grapes to be planted accordingly on the best soils. The first bottling took place in 1977 for Pineau des Charentes, and in 1988 for Vin de Pays Charentais, of which their Sauvignon Blanc is a perennial Yapp favourite, with a sad hiatus in the 2018 vintage. "People today know wine, know how to drink and enjoy. They are looking for authentic products." says Lionel Gardrat. Lionel and his brother Jean-Pierre now look after the estate and are fortunate to have been awarded numerous awards at the annual Concours Général Agricole in Paris - they have received over forty medals since they began entering their wines in 1996.
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