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Francis Blanchet, 'Cuvee Kriotine' Pouilly Fume 2020
France / White

Francis Blanchet, 'Cuvee Kriotine' Pouilly Fume 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from North Berkeley:

"The appellation of Pouilly-Fumé sits across the river from the hills of Sancerre, in the eastern Loire Valley. Sauvignon Blanc here is characterized by an unmistakable smoky, flinty aroma—indeed, fumé means “smoked” in French. Long before “silex” was made into a brand name, it was simply the term used to describe the type of soil found in the best vineyards in the Loire. Since the early 1990s, Francis Blanchet has been crafting wine by selecting unique plots of land—like his ‘Silice,’ from pure flint soils, or ‘Kriotine,’ from chalky limestone—and then bottling them separately. This attention to the true terroir “voice” of the Loire is what sets Blanchet Sauvignon Blanc apart from, and certainly qualitatively above, more basic regional bottlings."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Pouilly-Fumé
Region
Loire
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Chalky, limestone soils with many small, white stones
Winemaking
Hand-harvested. Pressed full cluster; fermented and aged on fine lees in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks.