Gerard Fiou Sancerre Blanc, France
Gerard Fiou started with just 5 hectares in the beautiful village of Saint-Satur in the Central Vineyards of the Loire Valley. Today he has 34 hectares and the Domaine is the only estate in Sancerre with equal parts limestone and flint in the vineyard which contributes to the pure and fresh texture of this particular Sancerre. Such is the reputation of the Domaine that it is now mentioned in the same breath as Cloudy Bay. This is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and is the perfect partner to fish and seafood.
A clear lemon-gold in hue. Very full and expressive on the nose, with notes of grapefruit and greengage, full and plump rather than lean. The palate reveals this to be Sauvignon in the creamy style, but with attractive acidity and a crisp, racy finish. Try with mackerel en papillotes with herb butter, sole served with stuffed artichoke bottoms or a hot dandelion and bacon salad.