Gamins in French are the kids, and this wine has been produced by Alain Thienot's children, Stainlas and Garance, from a small parcel of vines. The kids did well, because this is an impressively structured wine, full of the crispest Chardonnay, worth aging for 5–6 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.