Ian D’Agata enjoyed a bottle of 1986 Gitton Père et Fils Sancerre Les Herses on a recent visit to Tan Dihn, Paris. “ A real beauty on this night turned out to be the 1986 Gitton Père et Fils Sancerre Les Herses, drinking beautifully and a great suggestion of Vifian (I had chosen an older Trimbach Fréderic Emile, but I am not at all sorry I followed Freddy Vifian’s spot-on suggestion.) Made from Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on a mainly silex soil in 1961, 1972 and 1981 at about 200 meters above sea level, this creamy, complex, layered Sancerre belittled the belief that Sancerre cannot age well. Aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry and lime, sage and rosemary, peach and crystallized apricot complicated by a touch of mint literally jumped out of the glass.” We couldn’t agree more!
images credit Ian D’Agata, from http://www.vinous.com/articles/tan-dinh-paris-france-nov-2017