Francois Le Saint Calcaire Sancerre 2020
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Francois Le Saint Calcaire Sancerre 2020

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Product description

This 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated in Calcaire soils under the organic label of Domaine Fouassier (the largest landholder in Sancerre). The free-run juice from the pneumatic press is gravity-fed into stainless steel tanks for indigenous yeast fermentation. To enhance complexity, the Sancerre is matured on fine lees for a short time. Dry, medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and few phenolics; green straw colour with decent legs; dry, medium-bodied, with fresh acidity and minimal phenolics. Sancerre with juicy citrus and tree fruit flavours and a delicate mineral character. With layers of flavour, it's textured and dimensional.

François le Saint is a line of wines from one of Sancerre's most revered names. Established in 1749 in the heart of Sancerre, Domaine Fouassier is one of the oldest wine-growing families in the Loire Valley with a history that spans 10 generations. This Sauvignon Blanc is certified organic and biodynamically farmed, from 30-45-year-old vines grown on a 6.26ha plot of calcareous soils. After a native ferment in stainless, it rests there for a brief time on lees prior to bottling. Perfumed white blossoms, lemon peel, tangerine, fragrant melon, and creamy pear stream the slender palate, finishing with a dusting of almond spice.