2013 Vacheron Sancerre Blanc

"Mineral-rich, zesty Sauvignon Blanc primarily from flint soils in Sancerre. Aged in stainless steel tank for 8 months. The domaine has been completely transformed over to biodynamic farming with two young cousins, Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique Vacheron, at the helm. While much of Sancerre lies on chalk soils, much of the Vacheron estate is planted on silex, which is flint over a clay and limestone base. This silex soil contains millions of tiny oceanic fossils, giving evidence that the entire region was once covered by the ocean. It produces wines of amazing minerality and acidity, with trademark smoky aromas." -Importer [+]