Gilles Lesimple is the fourth generation in his family to farm the land of Sancerre . Fifteen years ago Gilles took over the reins of the family domaine, where he tends to 10 hectares, 85% of which are Sauvignon Blanc. Farming here is natural, and a major advantage of this estate is that the vines sit on each of the three principal soil types in Sancerre (Limestone, Marnes, and Silex).
Aromas are nuances of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon), exotic fruits (mango and litchi), floral notes (white flowers and shrub broom), greener notes (blackcurrant leaf, asparagus), spices (liquorice), and mineral (smoky, flint). It wakes up the taste buds, allowing the perception of spiciness on the tip of the tongue. The second impression shows the suppleness and volume of the wines from the ‘stony’ vineyards, blending nicely with the mineral vivacity of the wines from the flint soils.