L’Esprit de Rudolf

L’Esprit de Rudolf

Appellation: Sancerre
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: Single parcel called Les Bouloises
Orientation: Southwest
Average age of vines: 30 years
Principal soil type: Flint/silex

An homage to Rudolf Steiner, founder of modern day biodynamic viticulture, and the very first parcel that Vincent Gaudry converted to biodynamic farming. L’Esprit de Rudolf is issued from grapes grown on a single, south-west facing hillside parcel posessing flint (silex) based soils over clay/limestone base.

While more reserved than Gaudry’s extroverted Le Tournebride and with an aromatic profile less classic Sauvignon Blanc, L’Esprit de Rudolf offers more mineral intrigue as the flint based soil delivers a treasure trove of flavors and textures which carry this wine to great affect. On the palate, it is imbued with an edgy, lime, lime zest-infused tension that is salivating. Chive blossom and the suggestion of crushed rock add a floral/mineral dimension. Abundant acidity carries all of its components in waves which flood the senses. An epic Sancerre that invites cellaring to explore its aging possibilities.

L’Esprit de Rudolf 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.