Dom. Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 98483
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker Francis Blanchet's vineyard is 100% flint stone—crack two rocks together and it's as if you've shot a cap gun—sweet, mineral smoke. The mouth is incredibly juicy, with suggestions of lychee gelato and Meyer lemon, a touch of herbs and metal shavings. Organically raised; low sulfur.

"The 2007 Pouilly-Fume Silice smells of fresh lime, cassis, and fennel. Luscious and loaded with generous, juicy citrus fruit, it plays the typical role for this Blanchet cuvee: more charming, and generous earlier than the Vieilles Vignes. All the brightness and intensity of this grower's other 2007s are here though – in spades, and its chalky, saline, citric, tartly black-fruited finish literally tugs at your salivary glands."
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(9/29/2010)
Really nice Pouilly Fume'--drunk in May, 2010 and the fruit, clarity and flinty-ness indicative of this region was still intact and highly drinkable. Serve with fish, soft cheeses, roasted chicken--or as we did; lentils! Wonderful pairing.
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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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