Vincent Gaudry - Sancerre - Le Tournebride - 2013
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Region: Loire Valley
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Since 1993, Vincent Gaudry has been a pioneer and a trailblazer in Sancerre for pursuing his own unique brand of biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. His production reflects his deeply held feelings about the power of the earth and the expression of his terroir. A commitment to biodynamic viticulture in a region not generally know for being at the forefront of the organic, back to the terroir movement does not always endear Vincent Gaudry to his contemporaries but travelling against the current doesn’t much concern this independent minded winemaker.
In 2004, the domaine received its biodynamic certification from Demeter and Gaudry and continues to counsel others in the organic and biodynamic farming community on his work in finding alternative techniques of organic farming. This attention to detail and to common sense as was practiced by those who came before him, together with the singular soil qualities of the Sancerre region is evident in Gaudry’s delicious and precisely delineated wines. Joli Vin is proud to be working with such an intuitive and sought after vintner in the Loire Valley's most celebrated address for white wines.
The largest production wine in his range, Gaudry uses fruit coming from all three soil types in the region: from the high plateau caillottes and chalky soils come wines which are highly perfumed with hallmark grapefruit/lime zest and citrus flavors; from the gently sloping westward facing parcel of silex north of Sancerre comes a wine that is mineral and smoky offering density on the palate and longevity in the bottle; and from the clay-limestone marl soils, otherwise known as terre blanches, outside of Gaudry’s home village Sury en Vaux, come wines which are more subtly fruited but long and plush on the palate, lending weight and tannin for ageability. Each wine makes its contribution to the final blend. A Sancerre classic.
Like the man himself, Vincent Gaudry’s Le Tournebride is a direct and sincere expression Sancerre’s celebrated Sauvignon Blanc. Delivering fantastic fruit expression, distinctive smoky minerality coupled with an energy and tension one expects for the category, Le Tournebride is a Sancerre classic.