Le Tournebride

Le Tournebride

Appellation: Sancerre
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: Three separate parcels
Average age of vines: Between 6 and 40 years
Principal soil type: Chalk, flint/silex, and clay/limestone

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.

Le Tournebride 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.

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