Domaine Gerard Fiou Sancerre Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A selection of very old vines (over 60-years old!) of Pinot Noir planted on flinty, clay soil, with southwest exposure
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The alcoholic fermentation is made in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks (10 to 14 days) between 79 and 89 °F.
Tasting Notes: This wine of deep ruby colors develops aromas of very ripe mature red fruits (Morella cherries, prunes) and vanilla. Its great concentration (old vines with small yield) shows a pleasant structure assuring a very promising future.
Domaine Gerard Fiou is a nine hectare family estate which was created several generations ago by Gerard Fiou’s ancestors. Fiou serves as an important piece of our Loire portfolio, as the estate sits on the famous flinted hills of St-Satur in the eastern portion of the Sancerre appellation – Only a small percentage of terroir in Sancerre is made up of this soil type, which is much more common in neighboring Pouilly-Fume. This, combined with unusually old vines, means memorable Sancerre with deep minerality.