Domaine Fouassier Sancerre

Domaine Fouassier

VARIETAL

100% Sauvignon Blanc

APPELLATION

Loire, France

 

Domaine Fouassier Sancerre

Produced from only estate-grown vineyards, this distinctive Sancerre is bright and fresh, with a ripe grapefruit and lime zest bouquet up front that gives way to a subtler hint of lemon pound cake. Very approachable in style, with flavors of fennel, star fruit, and lightly mulled peach mingling through the soft, lively, almond-tinged finish. Vines 25 years of age are planted in ancient clay soils. Vinified in stainless steel at low temperatures to maintain the freshness of the fruit, then aged on the lees for several months to add a touch of richness. Consume within 2-3 years alongside shellfish, salads, and soft cheeses.

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2015

Wine & Spirits - 93 pts

This family domaine, founded in 1749, earned biodynamic certification in 2011 through the work of tenth-generation vignerons Benoît and Paul Fouassier. Their basic Sancerre is a sophisticated sauvignon that layers plump, creamy richness with springtime freshness in notes of meadow flowers. It’s a warm, spicy sauvignon that lasts with tension and grace.

J. Greene, April 2018

2014

Wine Enthusiast - 86 pts

This entry-level wine from Domaine Fouassier 1s produced on limestone soil, giving a crisp, bright and lightly herbal wine. It is clean and clear, packed with citrus and gooseberry flavors. The aftertaste continues the fresh, fruity character.

R. Voss, May 2016