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Domaine Fouassier has been a family estate for 10 generations, covering 59 hectares, planted mainly with Sauvignon on the steep slopes around the village of Sancerre.
In the era of standardization, the estate has been avant-gardist in the vinification of their wines by lees. Refusing modern winemaking techniques, they let nature do its work for the elaboration of their wines by practicing an agriculture that respects the soil, water, living beings and natural rhythms, in order to produce lively, authentic wines that are representative of the Sancerre terroir. The whole estate is Biodyvin certified.
This Red Sancerre is made from Pinot Noir vines aged between 35 and 50 years old, planted on clay and flint soils, typical of the region. The grapes are harvested by hand in order to preserve them as much as possible. They are then cold-macerated for 8 days, before starting the fermentation with indigenous yeasts only. The wine will remain in vat for 3 to 5 weeks before undergoing malolactic fermentation and finally being aged for 1 year in oak barrels.
No doubt we are well in the Sancerrois with this wine with notes of cooked black fruits and humus. It presents a beautiful concentration with fruit and a lot of structure, all in a very harmonious way. An elegant wine but not without character!
It goes very well with red meats or meats in sauce, but its elegance will also go well with certain spicy vegetarian dishes.
It develops lively notes of Granny apples, lemon and a hint of anise. The palate is very lively at first, then becomes rounded while keeping a great freshness.
It will be matched with oysters or a nice, well-prepared codfish steak. Those who love freshness will even drink it alone as an aperitif, or with a small goat's cheese also produced in Sancerre.