The GITTON Family – English

Established in 1945 by Marcel and Huguette Gitton from half a hectare of vineyards, Vignoble Gitton extends over

33 hectares judiciously spread across the best plots of the terroir.

The wines produced and aged exclusively on the estate have been marketed in over 30 countries for 40 years. The family-run estate has gained recognition through its respect for tradition and the terroir – a philosophy continued by their son Pascal who now manages the estate with his wife, Denise, assisted by their daughter, Chanel. 23 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc and 4 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir (made into red and rosé wines) in the AOC (controlled designation of origin) in Sancerre and the Ménétréol municipality, in particular on the L’Orme aux Loups hill, a bastion of Sancerre flint-soil. Our vineyards in AOC Pouilly Fumé (5 ha) and Côteaux du Giennois (2.5 ha) in Cosne-sur-Loire are 10 km from the wine cellar.

Our richly diverse soils – Portlandian and Hauterivian limestone, Kimmeridgian marl and flint – and our vines with an average age of 45 years, encourage the authentic expression of Sauvignon from our region. The nuances of each plot are rigorously respected to the extent that each cuvée is made into wine separately. Their personality is firmly established: from the classic fruity Les Montachins Sancerre, made into wine in a stainless-steel tank, to the Belles Dames with gun-flint aromas, in oak barrels of around 600 l, without forgetting Galinot and Les Herses, aged on fine lees in casks.