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Sancerre Blanc AOP
Terres Blanches is a ‘late-ripening’ terroir made of thick clay layers entertwined with flat, white limestone stones. This terroir is rich in fossils and white stones that have the particularity of whitening while drying in the sun. The Terres Blanches terroir gives a strong aromatic concentration, tension and ageing potential to the wines.
This wine is available in France from 29,30 € at your preferred wine shop, or at our online shop Aux Trésors de Bacchus
This terroir is rich in fossils and white stones that have the particularity of whitening while drying in the sun.
Domaine Fournier Père & Fils pursues its mission of revealing the terroirs of our beautiful land for sommeliers and wine lovers.
Our ‘Terroirs Selection’ range reveals the nuances and the style of 4 Terroirs curated from our finest Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé vineyards. They easily distinguish themselves by their aromatic intensity and their complexity.
This terroir is harvested late in the season, its unique clay concentration results in a slower ripening of the berries. The grapes are delicately pressed in a pneumatic press. Prior to the fermentation, the terroir expression is maximized by an extended contact between the clear juice and the fine lees. A cold temperature fermentation ensures a slow fermentation that reveals the complexity. The ageing on fine lees for 8 months refines the style and enhance the balance.
Enjoy our Terroir cuvée with dishes like grilled prawns and fried smelt. After 4 or 5 years, pair it with more complex dishes such as a roast turbot or creamed poultry.
Tense, mineral, precise, our Terres Blanches is a treat for all Sauvignon Blanc lovers! The nose reveals persistent boxwood and blackcurrant bud aromas. The palate is a masterpiece of concentration and length.
92 pts / Fresh character to this, with lemons, pears, some flint and white pepper on offer. Medium-bodied and textured, with lingering, crisp acidity and a salty, mineral finish. Drink or hold.
92 pts / A firm, focused white with aromas of green herbs, gooseberry, dried lemon and sliced apple. Peach stone and flint, too. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.
91 points / A white with sliced dried peaches and green apples. Some mineral and flint. Medium body. Fresh finish. Flinty. Drink now.
91 points / Produced from vines growing in the white chalk soil so typical of Sancerre, this wine has a strong mineral character. That is balanced by the ripe fruit with tropical flavors that has now softened. The wine is rich and ready to drink.
92 points / An attractively mature wine, this is rich, packed with ripe, creamy fruits and acidity. White fruits mingle with citrus and an almond character adds complexity. The crisp aftertaste is a reminder of the wine’s Sauvignon Blanc origins.