Côteaux du Giennois is a tiny 191 hectare region and only a recent appellation, despite archaeological evidence of winegrowing from the 2nd century in the area. The wines from here can offer a great value and more fruit-driven alternative to their famous neighbours of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume.
The Terre de Marne is a single terroir release, from a parcel of vines growing on soil composed of Kimmeridgian marl with small oyster fossils.
The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled vats to retain freshness then aged on its lees for few months before bottling to build extra weight and complexity.
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Note: Ripe and round with textured notes of yellow plum and grapefruit followed by earthy minerality. An outstanding expression of Sauvignon Blanc.
Food Match: Delicious with grilled fish