2015 Gitton Père & Fils "Montachins" Sancerre SKU #1301298


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Pascal Gitton is the current scion at the helm of Domaine Gitton. The estate began life as a 1.5-hectare parcel near Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre that his grandmother farmed in addition to running a bistro and épicerie. From these beginnings, the total of the family’s various holdings is now close to 27 hectares. Having grown to 3.5 hectares, the foundational site, whose calcareous soil is known as "Caillottes" locally, contributes the fruit for the Les Montachins bottling.

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  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a seriously powerful mouthwatering Sancerre, with great complexity and depth. Notes of green olive and freshly cut grass are buoyed up by a slightly smoky undertone. The palate is rich, but very dry and herbaceous, and infused with a seabed minerality which lingers. This is a wine strong enough to lay down for years, but one I could definitely drink now, and enjoy tremendously!
  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow, this is some old school stuff. Gitton is so obviously an exceptional producer, but the wines do require some open mindedness. These are vins de garde style Sauv Blanc that are spectacularly complex now, but deserve to be squirreled away for several years before reaching its full potential. Right now we see a powerful nose of intense mineral, pithy citrus peel and fresh diced shishito. The texture is medium to full but the acidity is monstrous. A totally bombastic style that should develop incredible depth in the cellar after 2-3 years.
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    A fuller-bodied style of Sancerre, Gitton Montachins showcases ripe citrus and mineral aromas with some floral notes. Dry and crisp, it definitely has a slightly softer finish and refined texture. Lovely wine to enjoy by itself or with a salad.
  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2015 “Montachins” shows a sleek, understated sweetness. Make no mistake, this is not a “fruity” wine. Quite mineral, the acidity has a razor-fine edge, but in this vintage the fruit makes a gentle, velvety backdrop to that steely glint. Focused and taut, the aromatics run to kiwi, lime and herb, joined by crushed rock and a hint of petrol.


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