Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town in the Cher region of France overlooking the Loire River
Established in 1749 in the heart of Sancerre, Domaine Fouassier is one of the oldest wine growing families in the Loire Valley with a history that spans several generations. The tenth generation Fouassiers, Jean-Michel and Paul, now manage the estate. Following their father’s lead they have continued to transition their holdings to organic farming with biodynamic principles, certified in 2011. Through experimentation, Jean-Michel and Paul discovered that organic and biodynamic farming with minimal intervention in the cellar best showcases their terroir. As such, grapes are pressed directly to tank where they ferment with native yeasts. They continue to age in tank on the lees for one year. Bottled with minimal sulphur, this lengthy process produces wines that showcase the unique qualities of Sancerre and the dedication of the Fouassier family.
From a 3ha plot planted with 25 year-old Sauvignon vines flinty clay formations and Saint Doulchard Marls at the bottom the parcel. The vines are pruned using the traditional “Cordon de Royat”
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