François le Saint, Calcaire 2022, Sancerre white
François le Saint is a line of wines from one of Sancerre‘s most revered names. Established in 1749 in the heart of Sancerre, Domaine Fouassier, who produces this wine under the name Francois le Saint, is one of the oldest wine-growing families in the Loire Valley with a history that spans 10 generations. This sauvignon blanc is certified organic and biodynamically farmed, from 30-45 year old vines grown on a 6.26ha plot of calcareous soils. After a native ferment in stainless, it rests there for a brief time on lees prior to bottling.
Perfumed white blossoms, lemon peel, tangerine, fragrant melon, and creamy pear stream the slender palate, finishing with a dusting of almond spice.