2019 Fouassier Peres & Fils Sancerre
2019 Fouassier Peres & Fils Sancerre; Loire, France
A beautiful light hue with golden green reflections. Aroma: Bright and bouncy, with a ripe grapefruit and lime zest bouquet up front, giving way to a slightly softer hint of lemon pound cake. Mouth: Flavors of fennel, star fruit and lightly mulled peach mingle through the soft and lively almond-tinged finish. It is a marvelous companion to fish, seafood, and light meat dishes as well as alone as an aperitif.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.
Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is also known for its high-quality goat cheeses, which are an excellent match for the local wine. The vineyards here surround the eponymous town, which sits atop a bean-shaped hill overlooking the river Loire
Domaine Fouassier is a certified Biodynamic French wine producer in the Loire Valley wine-growing region of Sancerre, principally producing white wines from Sauvignon Blanc, along with red wines from Pinot Noir. Established in 1749, the estate is one of the oldest winegrowing families in the region.They were one of the few lucky estates to survive the phylloxera crisis in the late 19th Century. During that time one of the estate’s pioneers, Jules Fouassier, became a local figure of note. He was one of the first in the Loire to use copper and sulphur to combat downy mildew and also planted the estate’s Clos Paradis vineyard in 1902. Due to the small size of some of the plots, donkeys were often used to work the land.