2011 Domaine Gueneau "Le Clos Chartier" Sancerre SKU #1110613

Price: $19.99

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K&L Notes

Jerome and Frederique Gueneau started their Domaine back in the late 1990's. They started off with small beginnings and have grown over the times to meet the ever growing demand for world class Sancerre. They are now farming 10 Ha (24 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc in the little region of Sancerre, 125 miles south of Paris. The Clos Chartier comes from a 17 acre parcel which is planted on the typical clay and flint soils found within the region. Using traditional methods the vinification takes place using native yeasts and is aged in stainless steel vats and left on its lees to bring out the natural aromatics and to add texture and body. The wine has a pale yellow color and aromatis of tropical fruits with subtle hints of flinty minerality. Fantastic with an assortment of shellfish, white fish or an earthy cheese selection. (Eric Story, Loire Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    12/5/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Very classic Sancerre with loads of minerality and citrous. Fantastic with seafood.
  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    11/30/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Soft mineral vein with plenty stone fruit and citrus. Great acidity lends some depth and makes this new Sancerre DI a hit!
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    11/6/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    A delicious new Direct Import Sancerre for us! This wine is pure and bright with nice citrus and peachy fruit flavors with the classic mineral undertones you expect from quality Sancerre. In fact this wine is a single vineyard release pulling from Domaine Gueneau's top Clos Chartier. This small vineyard has the classic flint laced clay soils that give this famous village its incredible terroir. If you like Sauvignon Blanc with minerality in spades this is a wine for you! Perfect for holiday season appetizers, fish and white meats.
    Top Value!
  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    11/6/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Pear, apple, with hints of lanolin & hay. Medium plus acid makes this a classic Sancerre. Delicious!
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    9/29/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Produced by one of the newer Domaines in Sancerre (founded in the late 1990’s), this wonderful, single vineyard offering gushes forth a ton of lush melon-like to lime zest fruit with iron-filings mineral notes in the nose and on its fleshy, yet mouth-watering palate with a clean, crisp finish, nice complexity, and a style that demands to be served with lobster or crab. The Beaner has ordered me to make this our house white for the month and for the only white wine Gem to be served with Thanksgiving dinner. 12.5% ABV
    Drink from 2012 to 2017

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