Chateau-Silex

Benoit Chauveau Coteaux du Giennois Blanc Silex – 2018

Technical Information

Region

Upper Loire region, next to Sancerre and Pouilly

Soil

Clay & Flintstone (‘Silex’).

Grape Varieties:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Harvest & Vinification:

The first juice using a pneumatic press. Cold settling at 15°C, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature (18-19°C maximum to conserve the aromas of the wine)

Aging

In stainless steel vat on fine lees.

Tasting notes

This white opens with lovely aromas of orchard fruits of pear and apple with melon. Giving way to nuances of gunshot (typical of ‘Silex’). Very supple and round on the palate with pear and melon creating a long refreshing finish.

Food pairing

Shellfish, grilled fish – sauce as well.