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Terres Blanches

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.

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This terroir is rich in fossils and white stones that have the particularity of whitening while drying in the sun.

Terroirs Cuvées

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.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

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.

FOOD PAIRING

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.

Tasting note

Aromas & taste

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.

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Notes & Awards

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Date Vintage Publication Awards
2021 2019
2020 2018

91 points / A white with sliced dried peaches and green apples. Some mineral and flint. Medium body. Fresh finish. Flinty. Drink now.

2020 2018
2020 2018

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.

2019 2016

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.

2019 2017
2019 2016
2018 2016

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