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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Blanchet 'Cuvee Silice' Pouilly-Fume 2017
Wine Information: 2017 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 2016
Item Number: 29668
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Blanchet 'Cuvee Silice' Pouilly-Fume 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "A racy-edged version, with thyme and flint notes zipping through, showing light chamomile and gooseberry hints. Reveals a twinge of smoke through the finish. Drink now through 2020. 800 cases made. –JM"  Wine Information: 2016 white Loire wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc

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

Blanchet 'Cuvee Silice' Pouilly-Fume 2014
Wine Information:  2014 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 2014

Blanchet 'Cuvee Silice' Pouilly-Fume 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Pouilly-Fumé Cuvée Silice from a 1.3-hectare parcel on silex clay is by nature a shyer Pouilly that offers predominantly precise and fresh flinty aromas of freshly cut grass, field flowers and white fruits. Yielding 59 hectoliters per hectare it is a very elegant, pure