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François le Saint Calcairetext

François le Saint Calcaire 2020

Sancerre, Upper Loire, Loire, FranceFrançois 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 blossom, melon, tangerine, almond, flood a slender palate, with ample mouthwatering stony limestone acidity to stream this through an amply saline finish. Subtle yet persistent energy throughout this gentle wine.Tasted: 11 November 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$44.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: François le SaintDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 210647