Cuvée Silex White
Domaine Philippe Girard - Sancerre
100% Sauvignon
Already at the time of the French Revolution in 1789, wine has been grown on the estate of Domaine Philippe Girard. Until the 1960s, however, the wine was consumed only by the family itself or allocated  to really good friends. This changed with Marius Girard. He began to bottle the wines, found customers and sold its Girard Sancerre with great success. The Domaine Philippe Girard is located in Verdigny, one of the most renowned wine village of Sancerre. Today's generation, owns 16 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The siblings know each parcel in their vineyard.
Located along the banks of the River Loire, to the East of Bourges, the Sancerre vineyard stretches over 2,770 hectares. The Silex soil gave its name to the Cuvée.
Pneumatic pressing. After a must racking of 12 to 24 hours, the must is placed into a tank for heat-controled fermentation./nOn lees in stainless steel vats. Ageing on lees during 4 months.
Tasting notes
Pale yellow color. First nose with hints of yellow fruits and flintiness. This flintiness also appears on the palate with a lingering finish. Notes of peach, yellow fruits.
Food pairing
The Cuvée Silex will be perfect as an aperitif and will sublimate shells and shellfish.
Aging potential
2 years
Grape varieties
100% Sauvignon
Previous rating
2020100 Loire Valley wines buyers' selection
201891 Wine Spectator
201791 Wine Spectator
Rich and dry flavors of lemon peel, clementine, dried grass, and wet stone cascade in a medium-bodied and slightly creamy wine that coats the mouth before drying out on the finish with whispers of honey and green pepper spice.
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