Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre Silex 2018
Why we love it
We particularly enjoy the wine from flinty (aka. Silex) soil type. This soil type encourages a slower maturation of the grapes, which allows a later harvest and an improved resistance to disease.
It comes from >50 years old Sauvignon Blanc vines; it is cultivated with traditional yet sustainable methods.
Pale gold in colour, the Silex Blanc is an elegant embodiment of sauvignon blanc characteristic of the Sancerre region, with a nose of little white flowers. In the mouth, it is silky, round and delicate, with a pleasing richness and complexity on the back palate. The finish is marked with mellow notes of wood (acacia, well-ripened exotic fruits, plus hints of minerals).
Wine Type White
Producer Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Region Loire Valley
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Delicate & Smoky
Farming Manual harvest
Farming >50 years old vine