Dom. Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2002

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

Item No. 77468
  • white wine
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

"An extraordinary value, the medium-bodied 2003 Cuvee Silice reveals lively aromatics of citrus fruits, slate, and gosseberreis... it displays complex, intense flavors of red currants, gunflint, and white peaches. This fat, juicy, lush wine should be drunk over the next 4-5 years."
-Wine Advocate

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You may never have heard of scratch and sniff terroir before, but the vineyards in Pouilly-Fume offer an aromatic, unforgettable lesson on Sauvignon Blanc"s flinty soul. We stood in the center of the Silice vineyard during a recent visit when winemaker Francis Blanchet grabbed two rocks from the ground, smashed them together-and then held them up for us to smell. Now the whole...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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