Domaine Ricard

Pierre á Feu Sauvignon

9.016 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David Kaplan

“Pierre à Feu is sourced from Vincent's thirty year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines that are planted on the silex (flint and clay) soils that extend east from the Cher River. When I asked why he named the wine Pierre à Feu (French for "flint", or literally, "firestone"), Vincent smiled, "The name 'Silex' was already taken," [by Didier Dagueneau's estate, who produces a similar cuvée of Sauvignon grown on flint and clay; however, the cost of one bottle of Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Silex" is about the same as a six-pack of Domaine Ricard Pierre à Feu.]

In the glass, this shimmering pale yellow-gold Sauvignon Blanc reveals enticing aromas of white grapefruit, bergamot, lemon verbena, and gun smoke, along with apricot, green mango, sage and orange oil, as the nose evolves over time. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished, precise and persistent, with a fine core of yellow-green citrus and exotic fruit flavors that echo the nose, all seasoned with its namesake flinty minerality throughout a seemingly endless finish.” — Moore Brothers

“Pierre à Feu is sourced from Vincent's thirty year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines that are planted on the silex (flint and clay) soils that extend east from the Cher River. When I asked why he named the wine Pierre à Feu (French for "flint", or literally, "firestone"), Vincent smiled, "The name 'Silex' was already taken," [by Didier Dagueneau's estate, who produces a similar cuvée of Sauvignon grown on flint and clay; however, the cost of one bottle of Domaine Didier Dagueneau "Silex" is about the same as a six-pack of Domaine Ricard Pierre à Feu.]

In the glass, this shimmering pale yellow-gold Sauvignon Blanc reveals enticing aromas of white grapefruit, bergamot, lemon verbena, and gun smoke, along with apricot, green mango, sage and orange oil, as the nose evolves over time. On the palate, the wine is silky, polished, precise and persistent, with a fine core of yellow-green citrus and exotic fruit flavors that echo the nose, all seasoned with its namesake flinty minerality throughout a seemingly endless finish.” — Moore Brothers

Feb 4th, 2021
Ken S
8.6

$17, nvwm

$17, nvwm

Apr 16th, 2018
Danny Gabai

A little soft on the open but nice and crisp! Viva la France!

A little soft on the open but nice and crisp! Viva la France!

Feb 10th, 2018
Matt Wilson

2013 Sauvignon from Touraine, regional and varietal typicity with white grapefruit, passion fruit, mineral and grassy, herbaceous notes. Pristine, surgical acidity. Not a thing wrong with this wine. Paired gorgeously with everything we ate.

2013 Sauvignon from Touraine, regional and varietal typicity with white grapefruit, passion fruit, mineral and grassy, herbaceous notes. Pristine, surgical acidity. Not a thing wrong with this wine. Paired gorgeously with everything we ate.

Dec 21st, 2014
Lance E. Farman

Lance E. had this 7 years ago

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Dec 19th, 2016
GiGi Bissonnette

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GiGi had this 10 years ago

Apr 14th, 2014
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Sep 19th, 2018
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Aug 29th, 2018
L Ross
9.0

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L had this 6 years ago

Aug 19th, 2018