Gerard Fiou Sancerre Terroir Silex 2017 (90ws)

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. Fermented and aged in stainless steel with ageing on the fine lees with battonage for 6 months.

A brisk, lean, rapier style, with a very flinty profile that picks up light honeysuckle, savory and gooseberry notes along the way.” 90ws

 

 

USD $24.99

Wine

Sancerre

Terroir Silex

Gerard Fiou

90ws

750ml

2017

  • Sauvignon Blanc