Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic
Tasting Notes: pomelo, lime, crushed rocks
This village level white of the domaine offers notes of citrus, pear, and grapefruit tied to salinity and cutting mineral backbone inherited from the region's kimmeridgian soils. Philippe Gilbert was a dramaturg, producing and also writing plays for the theatre. He is a vigneron with a unique background. Nevertheless, he is very much the vigneron, having returned to take over the direction of his family domaine located in the hamlet of Faucards in the midst of the Menetou-Salon appellation. Having traveled the world and explored the intellectual side of the arts, Philippe still felt the pull of the soils that his father worked for many years, recognizing that, as his father prepared to retire, the domaine would no longer exist as it was without his participation. His return reinvigorated this domaine and they are now certified organic.