Domaine Jacky Preys, Blanc Du Val De Loire "Silex" 2014
One of the most interesting white wines ever offered in the store.
Dynamite structure and chiseled mid-palate, but you need to be OK with my tasting notes: Insane nose of melon rind, kiwi, white pepper and peach pit, all under an umbrella note of thistle riding a beam of chalky flint. Totally captivating and totally unique. Starfruit and kiwi on the palate that explodes with a mouthwatering gunflint/rock/fennel mélange.
Fascinating, fascinating wine. The label on this wine proudly features an old flintlock rifle that effectively underscores the flinty sand soils the grapes were grown in, known as “Silex”. This wine is not for everyone, but if it’s a vinous adventure you seek, this is your wine. Supremely hip stuff and not for the faint of heart, but this will liven up any dinner party and get the conversation going for sure. Screams for oysters and shellfish or summer salads.