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You may never have heard of "scratch and sniff" terroir before, but th...

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You may never have heard of "scratch and sniff" terroir before, but the vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé 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 terroir concept is interesting, but sniffing rocks is weird. But Blanchet insisted—and right there we got a good whiff of what makes "Cuvée Silice" so firecracker-fresh.

The unmistakable smell of an exploding cap gun, memories of childhood Fourth of July fun. These rocks, and the "Silice" vineyard, are 100% flint stone. The smoky energy in every one of these rocks is absorbed by each, perfect Sauvignon Blanc grape. It's what puts the smoke in "Fumé" and the bracing, enervating minerality in classic Sauvignon Blanc from this excellent estate. For more than a decade we’ve been lucky enough to sample Blanchet's crystalline Sauvignon Blanc and have been knocked off our feet each time. Here is white wine with both bite and body, sweet white fruit wrapped in a refreshingly light, citrus lining. Exactly what Pouilly-Fumé is supposed to be—balanced, fresh and fruity, and at its heart a stony, flint-inspired soul.

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    • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2017 Front Label
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      • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2016 Front Label
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        • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2015 Front Label
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              • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fume Vieilles Vignes 2009 Front Label
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                    • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fume Vieilles Vignes 2014 Front Label
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                      • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fume Vieilles Vignes 2015 Front Label
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                        • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2007 Front Label
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