Alain Gueneau, Sancerre, La Guiberte, 2015, Loire, France
From an 11 hectare vineyard with vines averaging 25 years in age.
The terroir is calcareous clay soil, known as "terres blanches".
Pale yellow in colour with green and golden highlights. The first smell is discreet with herbaceous hints (nettle, tomato leaves, and menthol). Then the nose reveals notes of elder blossom, citronella, and thyme.
Frank in attack, the palate refreshes with its acidulous balance where lemon and grapefruit prevail.
On the finish, notes of pears in syrup.
Try a perfect marriage of flavours by pairing white Sancerre and Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese.