2018 Sancerre, Blanc, Silex

Sancerre Francois le Saint, Silex comes from 25 year old vines where the harvest is de-stemmed before going to the winery. Benoit and Pierre use only natural vinification and fermentation with indigenous yeasts and all the work respects the lunar calendar. The nose brings notes of ripe pear and apple with some citrus zeste and spice. The palate brings the richness of this sancerre with a lovely freshness. The wine is remarkably aromatic, dense, rich and with a very persistant finish. Its an outstanding wine that can pair with rich and complex dishes, the terroir is very present it’s like being in Sancerre when you try it.

 

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Wine category
Light-Bodied White Wine
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation
Sancerre
Product code
WA-0031

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Aromatic Green Herb

Mint, Basil, Coriander

Delicate Buttery Cheese

Brie, Camembert, Époisses, Burrata

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Fish

Halibut, Cod, Salmon, Bass, Trout, Seabass

Green Vegetable

Green Bean, Pea, Kale, Lettuce, Avocado, Endive

Harvest Vegetable

Carrot, Squash, Turnip, Pumpkin

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Salty, Crumbly Cheese

Feta, Halloumi, Old Goats Cheese

Shellfish

Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Langoustines

Sour Cheese & Cream

Fresh Goats Cheese, Sour Cream, Ricotta,
The producer

François Le Saint

Francois le Saint, Loire Valley, Sancerre

The vineyards cover nearly 56 hectares of vines which are for 80% planted with the ancient and noble Sauvignon varietal. The remainder is planted with the delicate and elegant Pinot Noir grape. The domaine  uses traditional and artisanal methods in the vineyard and thrives to respect the environment at all cost. Three-quarters of the work is carried out by hand to respect the fragile vines. The domaine's priority is to respect the terroir and a biodynamic approach has therefore been in place in both the vineyards and the winery since 2000 when Benoit and Pierre joined the family business. The result is a truly great Sancerre where you have the feeling that you are in Sancerre when drinking this.