Fouassier Clos Paradis Sancerre (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.
On the nose, a layered bouquet of ripe pear, white flowers, and honey. The same flavours concentrate on the palate with some added, chalky minerality. Pair with chicken dishes, a variety of different shellfish/seafood dishes, or simply have it on its own.
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are grown on a south facing slope of Kimmeridgian limestone soil. The vines are on average 50 years old, resulting in lower yields. Fermented using indigenous yeasts.