Pierre Hourlier Wines

Fié Gris Grape

The Fié Gris Grape (alternatively known as Fié or Fiét elsewhere) is very much an enigma throughout the history of French wine, and is regarded to be the ancestor of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, with some of the oldest vines containing it more than 100 years old.

Today it is grown most commonly in small volumes in Touraine, located in the Loire Valley, although it is still very rare, as it can be known to be low-yielding and only certain winemakers are prepared to utilise it. As a varietal wine, it is comparable to sauvignon blanc in freshness and acidity, but is highly scented and has an additional lushness and complexity.