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Blanchet 'Cuvee Silice' Pouilly-Fume 2015
Wine Information:
2015 white Loire wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre, are without a doubt some of the most pleasurable, refreshing and mineral-rich wines anywhere. Make room now—this is one the finest Pouilly-Fumé Francis has ever made. Francis Blanchet in 2015 crafted a Cuvée Silice that delivers the soul of the Loire Valley, a classic example of Sauvignon Blanc that has plenty of smoke, crushed stones and racy fruit. ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#21578
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Wine Information:
2015 white Loire wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre, are without a doubt some of the most pleasurable, refreshing and mineral-rich wines anywhere. Make room now—this is one the finest Pouilly-Fumé Francis has ever made. Francis Blanchet in 2015 crafted a Cuvée Silice that delivers the soul of the Loire Valley, a classic example of Sauvignon Blanc that has plenty of smoke, crushed stones and racy fruit. A truly great vintage with great acid, perfectly healthy and ripe fruit that make it a marvel today and give it the potential to age for years. Recently we tasted 10 different wines going back to 15 years that were all remarkably vibrant and tasty. The 2015 Pouilly-Fumé Cuvée Silice is racy and refreshing, balanced yet bold. Drenched with the juices of a dozen fresh limes and sprinkled with white pepper and plenty of flint, the wine takes a page from the past mineral-rich and long lived vintages like 1991 and 1996.

This cuvee is sourced from 1 ha of 25 year old vines making for 8,000 bottle total production. The parcel comprises all of the domaine’s holdings grown on 100% Silex soils (as well as being the smallest production cuvée of the domaine). Stainless steel temperature controlled fermentation. 3 to 4 months aging on the lees with 3 lees stirrings.

• Saint-Andelain is the highest village in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation – 880 feet
• Highest percentage of "silex" or "silice" soil in the entire Pouilly-Fumé appellation
• Silex/clay soil (no sand as elsewhere in Pouilly-Fumé) that sits on a pure Kimmeridgian bedrock
• Cuvée Silice vines were planted by Francis in 1987
• 100% tank fermented to maintain fruit purity and freshness

All of the vines used for his "Cuvée Silice" are situated in the heart of the village of St. Andelain at the very top of the appellation. This is the core of the gunflinty, "silice" soil of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. Those vines were planted by Francis in 1987.
About Francis Blanchet
Winemaker and owner Francis Blanchet's domaine consists of around 8 ha (4ha estate owned and the remainder leased and farmed 100% by the Blanchet's under fermage contract) of vines comprising many different parcels within the appellation. The unifying signature, year to year, for the Blanchet wines always tends to be: citrus, mineral and purity.

All of the vines used for his "Cuvée Silice" (the cuvée which MSW always buys) are situated in the quaint village of St. Andelain, which boasts the largest percentage of "silex" or "silice" soil in the entire Pouilly Fume appellation. Those vines are all 25 years old now, planted by Francis himself.
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