Domaine Michel Girard Sancerre 'Silex'
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Terroir plays an important role at this estate. Michel, Philippe and Benoît Girard own 19 hectares of vines planted on the three different soil structures of Sancerre: Terres Blanches (clay and limestone), Caillottes (chalky limestone) and Silex (flint). They favour judicious blending of the separately-vinified cuvées to create wines with real complexity and balance.
Domaine Michel Girard Sancerre 'Silex' wine is Philippe Girard's wonderfully rich expression of Silex terroir. Normally Michel and Philippe would blend Silex into Sauvignon Blanc from other terroirs in Sancerre, but Philippe believed this cuvée had such a dazzling purity and finesse that he decided to bottle it solely as Silex. If ever there was a wine that tasted of the soil in which it was grown, this is it! Philippe Girard's Silex Sancerre opens with a sensational energetic nose of ripe citrus and earthy stony notes. The full palate is lively, rich expressive with pronounced minerality and a long, long finish. Fantastique! Please decant before pouring to release the full potential of this wine. A fantastic match with shellfish, river fish such as Trout and crottin's of goat’s cheese.
Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes