Terra de Silex, Vignobles Berthier
- Grape : Sauvignon Blanc
- Country : France, Loire
- Type : White
- ABV : 13.5%
6 in stock
Terra de Silex, Vignobles Berthier, Tasting notes:
Displaying a golden yellow colour, Terre de Silex opens with a typical nose, blending the elegant crispness of the sauvignon with a gunflint character. On the palate, the attack is forthright and taut with a nice minerality, good body and an unparalleled presence.
A wine for enjoying with food, complex, delicate, try it with sushi, tuna Carpaccio or a strong cheese. Absolutely perfect with oysters too!
Our family has been living in the Centre-Loire region for several generations. In the early 1980’s Jean Marie created Domaine des Clairneaux in the Sancerre appellation. The domaine was expanded in 1998 with the acquisition of Domaine de Montbenoit in the Coteaux du Giennois.
After travelling the world, today’s generation has now returned to the family’s terroirs. Clément, who has worked as a cellar master in the USA, is now responsible for vinification and sales at the domaine. Florian, building on his experience gained in Burgundy and New Zealand, is now in charge of the work in the vineyards.
Since 2015, we have been developing our activity in the North of the Coteaux du Giennois appellation, in the village of Beaulieu sur Loire.
Today we work in partnership with talented wine growers in order to develop our know-how in appellations new to us in the Centre-Loire such as Pouilly-Fumé and Menetou-Salon.
Terre de Silex comes from very specific soils, located in the town of Saint Père. The vines are planted in clay soil with flint (Silex) from the cretaceous period. The unusual concentration of flint found in the soil is responsible for this wine’s subtle aromas of gunflint.
As soon as they arrive in the winery, the harvested grapes are delicately pressed and the juice obtained is allowed to settle for around 36 hours. The alcoholic fermentation starts naturally at a controlled of the temperature (15-18°C).
The wine is then matured for a few months on its fine lees until the bottling is carried out in the spring