Le Petit Silex Sancerre (Sustainable)
Sancerre is a small wine district in central France’s Loire Valley, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. For most of its history, Sancerre was associated with red wine production.
It wasn’t until the 1970s with the increased popularity of white wines in Parisian bistros that Sancerre became synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc. US Sancerre sales have taken off in recent years, due in part to the best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey; Sancerre is name-dropped several times in the book (but strangely, not in the film).
The region has a cool continental climate, so the grapes have high acidity and crisp flavors. It is generally fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks without any oak influence. Enjoy Sancerre chilled and when it’s young and fresh.
Remarkably aromatic with pretty white flower and fruit fragrances. On the palate, it reveals a freshness that is pure and clean. Notes of citrus, apple and gooseberry with hints of passion fruit are found in this lively and bright wine.
The soils are composed of clay and limestone. The vineyards are located on slopes and hills separating the historic village of Chavignol and the town of Sancerre. (65% clay and 35% limestone).
This wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; it is then aged for five months on its lees which adds complexity to this aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.
An excellent aperitif that is also outstanding with fish, seafood, and certain white meats. A classic pairing with any type of goat cheese.