Anyone come across Sauvignon Jaune before?
I’ve just fallen hook, line and sinker for the sales patter and put an order in for 6 bottles of Galinot ‘Silex’, Sancerre, Domaine Gitton 2017.
Summarising some of the blurb, it’s made from Sauvignon Jaune (lit. “Sauvignon Yellow”) which is a native of Sancerre and a close cousin of Sauvignon Blanc with the same tension and minerality, but far richer and capable of incredible complexity. Drink now (decanted just before serving), or age it for 15 years+ to reveal something utterly magical.
The combination of a rich, complex white wine that can age got me. Plus the colour of the wine looks fantastic.
Having never heard of this little known grape before, has anyone here come across it?