Domaine Fouassier Melodie Sancerre (750ml)
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.
On the nose, candied orange, vanilla and spices. The palate is rich, balanced, and complex with a focused, racy dose of acidity. Use as an aperitif, pair alongside your favourite richer, chicken dishes, or a variety of seafood.
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are sourced from 40 year old vines that grow on 80% “cretaceous” (clay and flinty) and 20% “Kimméridgien” (limestone) soils, situated on southern exposed slopes. Native yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and aging on the lees for about ten months.