92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Part of the range called Les Parcellaires, this wine celebrates the flint soil often found in the central Loire vineyards. It gives a mineral character to the wine that balances with the ripe apple and spice flavors to give a juicy, lightly structured aftertaste. Drink the wine now." *Editor's Choice*
"From very specific soils around the town of St-Père. The vines are planted in clay soil with an unusual concentration of flint (silex) from the Cretaceous period.
Pungent and very mineral on the nose. Pure and resonant – really grabs the inside of the mouth. Very textured with lots of green fruit flavours. Not quite ready although the fruit is fairly opulent. 17/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Terre de Silex comes from a 1.5 ha parcel of 100% Flint (Silex) soil - "Les Chaumes des Trembles" - located in the town of Saint Père. Traditional vinification with low temperature fermentation and maturation for 6-8 months on fine lees in tank. The unusual level of flint in the soil is responsible for this wine’s subtle aromas of gunflint.