Established in 1945 by Marcel Gitton with barely one acre, the Gitton Père & Fils Estates to-day cover close on 60 acres (27 ha) situated amongst the best areas of the region . The vineyards are located on various distinctive soils of the villages of Sancerre and Ménétréol . These include flint, and different types of chalk.
At present the property is managed by the son Pascal and his wife Denise. The Gitton Family has become notorious over the years for its respect of traditions, the main philosophy of the house …
Since each vineyard has its own specificity, every effort is made to vinify the individual grape harvests separately so as to preserve the subtle qualities resulting from the various soils . Each vineyard is vinified without the use of artificial yeast or enzymes, and “single” bottled in most cases .
All their wines are estate bottled, nor do they deal in any wines other than those from the Estate . Certain white wines are commercialised after several years of maturing in bottles.
The Pinot Noir is vinified as red or rosé (blush) and covers 9 acres (4ha). The rest of the property, 50 acres (23ha) is planted in Sauvignon Blanc, and the average age of the vines is around 30 years.
The Gitton Family’s ambition is to produce distinctive wines, each having its own character, respecting the fruit of the vines, the particularities of the soils, and thus to provide wine-lovers with a range of wines calculated to satisfy the most discriminating palates.