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J. de Villebois Sancerre Silex 2022

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J. de Villebois Sancerre Silex 2022

  • Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Sancerre
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Dry/Sweetvalue: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    ResidualSugar: 0.4
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Patrice Merceron
  • Closure Diam
  • Striking, aromatic notes of flint, blackcurrant and lemon lead to a mineral-rich palate. Beautifully balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for the Silex cuvee are grown in the famous Silex soils of Sancerre, which are made up of clay-siliceous soils composed of flint (Silex), clay and siliceous conglomerates. The sought-after Silex soils make up just 20% of the Sancerre appellation and are considered as 'early-ripening soil' as the flinty stones capture the heat from the sun during the day and radiate it at night, which helps to accelerate the maturity of the grapes. This is beneficial is such a cool, continental climate, where the Sauvignon Blanc retains its hallmark acidity, as it offers balance to the wines. The grapes for this cuvee come from hillside plots, where the vines are over 35 years old. Their deep root systems produce low yields of concentrated and complex flavours. The soils are carefully cultivated and sustainably managed with respect for the environment and biodiversity, which allows for the purest expression of this elegant terroir.

This family-owned winery is the venture of Joost and Miguela de Willebois, who are descendants from an old French family, established in the Netherlands since the 19th century (where the V became a W). Passionate about French culture and the Loire
Valley, Joost and Miguela settled in Touraine in 1996, after being enchanted by Loire Sauvignon Blanc. They cultivate a range of terroirs across appellations within the Loire Valley, combining modern techniques, innovation and experimentation, with respect
for the soils and the terroir. They fully believe that by being as close to nature as possible, they can capture the soul of the land. Patrice Merceron, winemaker and agricultural engineer, joined in 2014 and guides a team of dedicated winegrowers and
winemakers to produce stunning Sauvignon Blanc wines, which reflect the nuances of the Loire Valley. 

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