Domaine Gitton 15 Vigne du Taureau Rouge Coteaux du Giennois Loire Pinot Noir
✌️In 849, King Charles the Bald approved a gift of vineyards and houses to be given by the Bishop of Auxerre to the college church of Saint-Laurent de Cosne. In 1218, Giennois wines were purchased for the Royal court of King Charles VI in Paris. Between 1254 and 1262, the Bishop of Auxerre built a magnificent château in Cosne, with a vast cellar and its own vineyards. Numerous monasteries were established in the region, contributing to the expansion of the vineyards; examples include the Cistercian Abbaye de Roches in Myennes, and the Templar Commandery in St. Père.
"Elegant and fruity with notes of red and black berries, developing a discreet hint of pepper. Fantastic aromatic freshness of Pinot Noir"
Soil: The vines are planted on siliceous or limestone slopes along the Loire; also ancient river terraces at Gien and extensions of the Sancerre and Pouilly geological formations. These consist chiefly of limestone to the east of the Cosne fault and siliceous soils to the west, with tertiary siliceous deposits. ❣️