Fournier Père et Fils Sancerre Cuvee Silex 2021
|France, Loire Valley, Sancerre
|Fournier Père et Fils
This wine is driven by a concentrated core of flinty minerals, with sinewy texture to the flavors of lime, verbena and fresh green herbs. Shows some nice weight through the taut, chiseled finish. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases made, 300 cases imported.
The 2021 Sancerre Silex, named after the flint soils on which the vines have their roots, is a typically compact and powerful style, focusing on precision and firmness. There are tangy green characters of gooseberry and nettles, but this is a wine that's not about fruit but drive. Despite an element of texture through the middle, this is an uncompromising style that needs time.