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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Silice, 2020

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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Silice, 2020

From a small block on very flinty soils in the heart of the appellation, this is an intense and ageworthy wine. Smelling of citrus peel and hawthorn blossom, it’s intensely grapefruity. A splendidly long, steely finish, with a peppery sense... Read More

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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Silice, 2020

ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Sub RegionPouilly-Fumé

GrowerFrancis Blanchet

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeBLA220

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Silice, 2020

From a small block on very flinty soils in the heart of the appellation, this is an intense and ageworthy wine. Smelling of citrus peel and hawthorn blossom, it’s intensely grapefruity. A splendidly long, steely finish, with a peppery sense of minerality, indicates its class. Now-2023

Year in, year out Francis Blanchet and his family create a wine that is so true to the appellation, and that really displays the illusive suggestion of gunflint, especially after a year or so in bottle. The estate grows 100% Sauvignon Blanc on 9.5 hectares covering Kimeridgian clays, flint and limestone.

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