Les Garennes

Les Garennes

Appellation: Sancerre
Varietal: Pinot Fin
Vineyards: Les Garennes
Orientation: Southeast facing
Average age of vines: 50 + years
Principal soil type: White stones/caillotes

Vincent Gaudry’s wines are influenced by the energy inherent in his vineyards and the energies he interprets while working in his cellar. In 2013, he was lucky enough to have obtained an old-vine parcel of Pinot Fin planted by selection massale in one of the regions revered sites for Pinot from a vigneron mentor of his who he says also “speaks the same language of energy.” Pinot Fin is a very ancient strain of Pinot Noir that is rarely planted anymore even in Burgundy.

A pretty, yet reserved nose which takes some coaxing and some air before fully revealing its subtle charms. While the delicate nose displays attractive notes of griotte, morelo cherry and even kirsch, the real star of this nuanced wine, is its sublime, silky texture, lithe tannins and exquiste integration even at a very early stage in its evolution. A wine most attractive in its youth and worth following through a handful of years, at least, to see how it will evolve.

Le Garennes fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

Le TournebrideThe largest production wine in his range, Gaudry uses fruit coming from all three soil types in the region, a surprising rarity, each contributing their unique qualities to the finished wine.

L’Esprit de RudolfAn homage to Rudolf Steiner, founder of modern day biodynamic viticulture, Vincent Gaudry’s L’Esprit de Rudolf is issued from grapes grown on a single west facing, hillside parcel of old vines planted in flint…

Les GarennesWhile the delicate nose displays attractive notes of griotte, morelo cherry and even kirsch, the real star of this nuanced wine, is its sublime, silky texture, lithe tannins and exquiste integration even at a very early stage in its evolution.

VincengétorixCherry distillate and subtle notes of black tea and a cool mineral edge. It is all about suppleness and silk on the palate.