Domaine Gerard Fiou Sancerre ROSE Sustainable 2022 750ml

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Domaine Gerard Fiou is a small family domaine in the east of the Sancerre appellation in the town of Saint Satur. There are only a handful of producers here and the soil is unique in that it has a high percentage of silex (or flint) which typically is identified with Pouilly Fumé, which lies just across the Loire river. The domaine now has just under 10 hectares, and they are in the process of converting to certified organic viticulture. Only 15% of the Sancerre appellation has these special silex soils. The terroir, coupled with the older vineyards (an average of 60 years old), gives the wines have a unique and intense mineral expression that is distinctly Sancerre.

Vinous 91 points The 2022 Rosé is airy and lifted with a bouquet of crushed rocks, chamomile and freshly sliced yellow apple. This opens with a lovely inner sweetness complicated by zesty citrus and acidity tones as a perfumed wave of ripe orchard fruits cascades throughout. It finishes with tension and a tinge of saline minerality, leaving the palate salivating as rosy inner florals slowly fade. - Eric Guido