Domaine Raimbault Coteaux du Giennois
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PRODUCER: Situated at the heart of the village of Sury-enVaux (5 km from Sancerre) on an terroir of good exposure and characteristic of cretaceous and jurassic formed between 100 to 150 million years. Philippe Raimbault comes from a family of winemakers going back many generations and today he has the good fortune to own vineyards on both sides of the Loire River in the Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Coteaux du Giennois appellations.
WINEMAKING: This Protected designation of origin is produced between Gien and Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire at the edge between the Region of the Val de Loire and the Region of the Bourgogne and covers approximately 130 hectares distributed on 14 municipalities. The grapes varieties are the White sauvignon for the white, the rosés and rouge are necessarily made by assembly of the pinot noir and the gamay. The proportion of each of both black grapes varieties, the gamay and the pinot noir, cannot be superior to 80 % of the grapes varieties.
TASTING NOTES: The Coteaux-du-Giennois Blanc is light and fresh, expressing the mineral notes, citrus aromas and grassy edge characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc form the Loire Valley.