One look at the bottle of Silex Sancerre 2013 and I was intrigued! As I’ve never tried any silex wines before I couldn’t wait to taste it. Why was it so important for me? The finest Sancerre wines come from soils of the region. The famous French silex soils are rich and ‘flinty’ and so are the ‘silex’ wines.
Michele Thomas Silex Sancerre 2013 is a bit hazy wine, greeny-straw coloured with subtle legs on the glass and tiny crystals at the bottom of the glass.
The bouquet was absolutely seductive! Firstly, lots of flowers with intense acacia aroma. Secondly, lots of fruits: apricot and peach, green apple, gooseberry, white grapefruit and lime. Thirdly, gun flint and delicate notes of lemon grass.
In the mouth the wine is very mineral, light and well-balanced. Although it has 12,5% of alcohol volume, you cannot taste the alcohol at all. On the palate, Michel Thomas Silex Sancerre 2013 has nice gooseberry and white peach flavours witha hint of lime and graefruit. The finish is generous and fresh, quite salty with a hint of lemon grass at the very end.
Michel Thomas Silex Sancerre 2013 is a harmonious, complex and mineral wine, an amazing example of Loire’s terroir and silex soil!
Michel Thomas Silex Sancerre 2013 – wine review:
Wine – Silex Sancerre
Country – France
Region – Loire Valley
Appellation – Sancerre AOC
Vintage – 2013
Grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc
Producer – Michel Thomas
Soils – silex
Style and type – still; white, dry
Alcohol – 12,5%
Serving temperature – 12°C
Cellaring – yes
Price range – 15 £
Others – no filtration
Tasting date – Feb 2015