From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT: *2W* 2016 Chateau de Fontaine-Audon “Terroir Silex” Sancerre (Loire Valley, France)

Terre Blances, Les Caillottes. Silex. The three varied soil types of Sancerre are the reason the region is a winemaker’s paradise. Grow the same grape the same way in three different soils, and you’ve got three very different wines.


Silex, the soil in which today’s wine is grown, is primarily composed of flint that sits along a fault line under Sancerre. It produces the leanest wines of the three soil types, with a focus on minerality more than fruit. If you’re coming for this wine, you’re coming because you love minerality – and staying because it’s hot out and this wine provides all the refreshment you’ll need! Lees aging helps to make the minerality pleasant instead of overpowering, and the wine sings with grass and orange citrus notes on the back palate.

There is truly nothing like Sancerre on a hot summer day, and at 15% off we’re making it easy for you to reach for this bottle all week long!

Regular Price: $36/bottle
15% per Bottle Discount: $30.60/bottle