Dom. Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

$27.00 $19.99
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Item No. 105064
  • white wine
  • Green wine
  • RP91
  • ST90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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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.

Critical Acclaim

"The Blanchet 2008 Pouilly-Fume Silice mingles fresh lime, grapefruit, musk melon, mint, and black currant in an intensely aromatic and mouth-watering melange, hints of nettle and salt adding invigoration to the finish. This silken-textured, ultra-refreshing, buoyant expression of flint and Sauvignon should drink beautifully for at least the next 6 years. "
91 Points

"Pale gold. Expressive bouquet of lemon zest, honeysuckle, wet stone and ginger, with a subtle smoky undertone. Dry, nervy, precise citrus and floral flavors pack a solid punch but are fat-free and incisive. The finish features a sweeter honeydew quality and lingers with very good smoky persistence."
90 Points

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Etienne - Grand Junction, CO (read all my reviews)

This Sauvignon is superb! I bought it as a substitute for a particularly good Touraine that I couldn't find. Paired with crab, summer vegetables and cheese, it was the star of the evening! Clean and crisp, it was the archetype of what is best of the Loire. Not a hint of the tendency that some Marlboroughs have toward strong vegetal, even asparagus, tones.
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Very pleasant refreshing white wine with a full body and no acidic finish
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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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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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