Sancerre Blanc "Silex"

2019

From 63-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines planted on the famous flinted hills of Saint-Satur, on the eastern side of the Sancerre appellation. Vinified in temperature-regulated stainless steel tanks and aged for more than 6 months on the fine lees, with bâtonnage.

92 points
"The Sancerre “Terroir Silex” from Monsieur Fiou is a lovely wine made from sixty-four year-old vines on the hillsides of Saint-Satur. This is on the eastern end of the Sancerre appellation and unique in having a high percentage of flint in the soils here, like Pouilly-Fumé on the other side of the river. The 2019 bottling is young and lovely, jumping from the glass in a mix of gooseberry, tangerine, flinty minerality, cut grass and citrus blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and intensely flavored, with an excellent core, fine mineral signature, zesty acids and a long, complex and very nicely balanced finish. Fine juice. 2020-2027. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, July 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB7310-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Sustainable