Isabelle Garrault Sancerre 'Les Grand Monts' 2022 750ml
The Garrault family has been growing grapes in Sancerre for over ten generations. Based in the village of Verdigny, their vineyards are located on a genuinely privileged terroir. The parcels are all found on high altitude sites (200m – 250m) and on steep slopes that allow the grapes to soak up the shy Loire Valley Sun. The soils found here are the classic Terres Blanches and Caillotes that bestow laser-intense minerality into the wines. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified in stainless tanks to preserve the complete freshness and zippiness of the wines. Excellent Sancerre is getting harder to find, and families like the Garraults continue to shun the influx of industry into Sancerre. They continue to make wine traditionally, which reminds us why we fell in love with this hilly region, to begin with.