Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Blanc Cevennes 2020

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Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Blanc Cevennes 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 35%, Chardonnay 25%, Roussanne 20%, Viognier 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De Gournier

Tasting notes - A beautifully crisp and aromatic southern French blend, with rich aromas of pear, pineapple and a top note of fresh almond. Lively and fresh with a fruit-driven palate and a deliciously moreish finish.

Domaine de Gournier La Savetiere Blanc Cevennes 2020

A beautifully crisp and aromatic southern French blend,
with pear, pineapple and a top note of fresh almond.
Lively and fresh with a deliciously moreish finish.


Producer Note
Domaine de Gournier is located in the Cevennes region and benefits from excellent
exposure to the Mediterranean sun combined with the freshness of the Cevennes
Mountains. In 1959, Maurice’s father, a ‘pepinierist’ by trade (a nurseryman
specialising in vine rootstock and clones) bought Domaine de Gournier. He
pioneered planting noble varieties in a region where at the time hybrids were the
norm, with the aim of producing quality wines. At the beginning of the 1980s,
Maurice took over, producing wines under the Domaine name. Today, Maurice
Barouin and David Helou take care of 180 hectares of vines located in 14 different
villages, 50 hectares of which are already organic. We are delighted to list their
elegant wines under the 'La Savetière' label.


Vintage
2020 was characterised as an early vintage. The winter was mild and rainy, which
replenished the soil’s water reserves ahead of the warm summer. Spring warmed up
and the vine’s cycle progressed well. Summer was warm and dry, but not
excessively so, with autumn bringing cooler evenings allowing the grapes to reach
excellent maturity. Harvest proceeded under good conditions and the grapes
produced concentrated fruit flavours balanced by natural freshness.


Vineyard
Domaine de Gounier’s vineyards are located in the foothills of the Cevennes, a
mountain range on the edge of the Massif Central. Covering 180 hectares of vines
across 14 different villages, the vines are planted in the best plots according to the
variety, where they flourish in the Mediterranean climate. The vineyards benefit from
the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine, tempered by mountain freshness. The
vines are grown on the slopes of the Gardon Valley, where the soils are made up of
chalky clay topsoils with the presence of gravel, which helps to aid drainage. The
vines are trained according to the Guyot method and are manually pruned, the soil
is ploughed to avoid the use of herbicides and the grapes are harvested during the
cool of the night to preserve freshness and varietal fruit character. The estate is
sustainably cultivated, encouraging environmental biodiversity and natural resource
management. 50 hectares of vines are certified organic.


Winemaking
The grapes were meticulously selected, destemmed and the aromatic varieties were
cool macerated on their skins. The berries were pneumatically pressed and the must
was drawn off at cool temperatures. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks
at temperatures of 16 to 18°C. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on its fine
lees for five to six months imparting texture, before being bottled.


Tasting Note
A beautifully crisp and aromatic southern French blend, with rich aromas of pear,
pineapple and a top note of fresh almond. Lively and fresh with a fruit-driven palate
and a deliciously moreish finish.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 35%, Chardonnay 25%, Roussanne 20%, Viognier 20%

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