Domaine Gerard Fiou

Domaine Gerard Fiou is a small family domaine in the east of the Sancerre appellation in the town of Saint Satur. There are only a handful of producers here and the soil is unique in that it has a high percentage of silex (or flint) which typically is identified with Pouilly Fumé, which lies just across the Loire river. The domaine now has just under 10 hectares, and they are in the process of converting to certified organic viticulture. Only 15% of the Sancerre appellation has these special silex soils. The terroir, coupled with the older vineyards (an average of 60 years old), gives the wines have a unique and intense mineral expression that is distinctly Sancerre.

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Domaine Gerard Fiou Sancerre Terroir Silex 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"A brisk, lean, rapier style, with a very flinty profile that picks up light honeysuckle, savory and gooseberry notes along the way. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made." ~ JM

Domaine Gerard Fiou Sancerre Terroir Silex 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "A piercing, bone-dry style, with chalk and flint notes driving through the core of gooseberry and thyme. Mouthwatering and lengthy, showing crystal-clear purity on the finish. A rapier. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made." ~ JM  From 61-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines