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Blanchet Pouilly-Fume Calcite 2018

Francis Blanchet 2014 Calcite Pouilly Fumé, Loire | 13% | Riper and richer than ever before, this is once again sensational Sauvignon Blanc of a mineral variety that earns its name Calcite as a nod to its calcite rich limestone soils. How to sum this steely and striking white…imagine ripening the most bracing yet polished Sauvignon Blanc clones to a resonant hum in the citrusy mineral slopes of Chablis; it is fragrant of all those eau d’orange vert liquor sort of scents with exotic floral high notes but kept nervy by a mouthwatering acidity, persistent citrus, and a structure that is both burnished but edgy –a wine of great dimension less of the soprano of last vintage and more of a counter tenor with a richer more clarinet woodwind charm in comparison to last year's silver flute. A marvel every year, this vintage could be the sort of segue Sauvignon Blanc fans of other lands might need to lure them from Bordeaux or Napa and onto the banks of the Loire and these remarkable winegrowers the Blanchets. A treat with a nettle green lift on the finish. Seek this out for a split pea and mint soup.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, 16 September 2014 (Root)

Food Pairings

White fish, shellfish, oysters, chicken. Asparagus, cilantro, artichokes, salads. Lemony or garlicy things.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Kowalski's Eagan Wine Market
Eagan
651-328-8300

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

Franklin-nicollet Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-1511

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Brightwines.com
North Saint Paul
651-748-0793

Kowalski's Oak Park Heights Market
Oak Park Heights
651-439-9161

Liquor Time Llc
Oak Park Heights
651-439-4404

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Kowalski's Shoreview Market
Shoreview
612-418-4043

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

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