Fiou, Domaine Gerard

  • Sancerre, Loire, France
Domaine Gerard Fiou

Domaine Gerard Fiou is a small family domaine in the east of the Sancerre appellation in the town of Saint Satur. There are only a handful of producers here and the soil is unique in that it has a high percentage of silex (or flint) which typically is identified with Pouilly Fumé, which lies just across the Loire river. The domaine now has just under 10 hectares, and they are in the process of converting to certified organic viticulture. Only 15% of the Sancerre appellation has these special silex soils. The terroir, coupled with the older vineyards (an average of 60 years old), gives the wines have a unique and intense mineral expression that is distinctly Sancerre.

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92 W&S, 91VFTC
Fiou, Domaine Gerard Sancerre Blanc "Le Grand Roc"
Sauvignon Blanc
This cuvée comes from 62-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines with a south-southwest exposure, on a soil composed of silica and clay soil.  Part... Read More

Fiou, Domaine Gerard Sancerre Blanc "Silex"
Sauvignon Blanc
From 63-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on the famous flinted hills of Saint-Satur, on the eastern side of the Sancerre appellation... Read More