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Chateau de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre Blanc - Terroir Silex

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'Silex' is a French soil type that is effectively flint (or flinty) at least, a soil type that is free draining and has minimal nutrients, conditions which tend to force the vines to push their roots deeper and hence work harder which is also believed to make for more intensely flavoured grapes.

Now that the geology bit is over, it's time to talk about this wine which is about as far from Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc as you'll get - instead it's a savoury, creamy and complex Sauv with just the faintest hint of herbs to remind that it's even made from said famous grape. Drink this if you love Sauv Blanc but are tired of that cat-pee-on-a-gooseberry-bush, ubiquitous Savvy overtness.

Winemaker's Notes

Very expressive nose, perfectly typical of the grape varietal, with citrusy and exotic fruit notes. On the palate, very good balance and freshness. Serve with goat's cheese for example, or as an aperitif. Enjoy when young (within 3 years) to savour its aromas.

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