Domaine Fouassier Les Romains (750ml)
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In 1966, Pierre Fouassier began to work in the family domaine after completing his studies at the Beaune viticultural college; his focus was primarily developing the commercial side of the business, a new concept for wine producers at the time. In the ’70s, Pierre’s younger brother Jean-Michel joined him at the domaine, focusing on vineyards and the winery. Pierre and Jean-Michel’s work together helped lay the foundation for the 21st century at Domaine Fouassier, along with the arrival of the 10th generation of winemakers: Jean-Michel’s son Benoit and Pierre’s son, Paul.
Benoit and Paul mange their vineyards and cellar in line with the principles of biodynamic farming and are committed to using growing methods that respect the soils, water, life forms, and natural rhythms in the vineyards to produce authentic, living wines. With 59 ha of vineyards planted with Sauvignon Blanc primarily, they’ve also began experimenting with earthenware jars as opposed to traditional oak.
The wine shows wonderful tension of crystalline clarity and textural richness and concentration. The nose and palate offer notes of citrus and minerality with a lingering pleasing finish. Suggested food pairings include oysters with lemon, fresh goat cheeses, white fish with greens.
Made from 40 year old biodynamically grown Sauvignon Blanc planted on ancient clay / Silex soils with south west exposure. The pressed juice is wild yeast fermented and aged for 18 months before bottling.