Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2019  Front Label
Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2019  Front LabelLe Petit Silex Sancerre 2019  Front Bottle Shot

Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2019

  • WW92
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $22.99
Try the
22 99
22 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Wed, Dec 7
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
3.9 112 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

3.9 112 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This classic Sancerre is remarkably aromatic with pretty white flower and fruit fragrances. On the palate it reveals a freshness that is pure and clean. Notes of citrus, apple and gooseberry with hints of passion fruit are found in this lively and bright wine. An incredible value. This wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; it is then aged for 5 months on its lees which adds complexity to this aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.

An excellent aperitif that is also outstanding with fish, seafood, and certain white meats. A classic pairing with any type of goat cheese.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Le Petit Silex Sancerre is pure and authentic. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of dried leaves, savory spices, tart apple, and dried citrus. Enjoy it with a pan-fried flounder. (Tasted: July 15, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
View More
Le Petit Silex

Le Petit Silex

View all products
Le Petit Silex, France
Le Petit Silex  Winery Image

For generations the hillside vineyards of Sancerre have been home to some of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc’s. Le Petit Silex carries on these traditions by crafting classic Sancerre’s from this iconic region. This small wine district in central France overlooks the Loire Valley river which helps to temper this cool climate. The soils are a point of pride for Sancerre's winegrowers. They are divided clearly into three main types: chalk, limestone-gravel and silex (flint). Le Petit Silex is crafted from vineyard blocks on a mixture of soils to add complexity and depth to the final wine. The wines are made in a state-of-the-art winery with modern temperature controlled fermentation tanks and under careful supervision to guarantee the most expressive and consistently complex wines possible.

Image for Sancerre Wine Loire, France content section

Sancerre Wine

Loire, France

View all products

Marked by its charming hilltop village in the easternmost territory of the Loire, Sancerre is famous for its racy, vivacious, citrus-dominant Sauvignon blanc. Its enormous popularity in 1970s French bistros led to its success as the go-to restaurant white around the globe in the 1980s.

While the region claims a continental climate, noted for short, hot summers and long, cold winters, variations in topography—rolling hills and steep slopes from about 600 to 1,300 feet in elevation—with great soil variations, contribute the variations in character in Sancerre Sauvignon blancs.

In the western part of the appellation, clay and limestone soils with Kimmeridgean marne, especially in Chavignol, produce powerful wines. Moving closer to the actual town of Sancerre, soils are gravel and limestone, producing especially delicate wines. Flint (silex) soils close to the village produce particularly perfumed and age-worthy wines.

About ten percent of the wines claiming the Sancerre appellation name are fresh and light red wines made from Pinot noir and to a lesser extent, rosés. While not typically exported in large amounts, they are well-made and attract a loyal French following.

Image for Sauvignon Blanc content section
View all products

Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.

MTF12358_19_2019 Item# 644040

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...