Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
For the cuvee Calcaire, vines grown on the chalky limestone soils of Bourges produces softer and fruitier wines. Intended to be drunk in their youth, they have bright aromatics and fine acidity. Fouassier is the largest land holder in Sancerre with 56 hectares planted to vines. The 10th generation of Fouassier, Jean-Michel and Paul, now manages the estate. Following their father’s lead, they have continued to transition their holdings to organic farming with biodynamic principles. Of course, they specialize in Sauvignon Blanc with plots on the diverse soils of Sancerre, ranging from chalky limestone to clay with flint. After more than 100 years farming these plots, the family knows how to grow and vinify their grapes in order to express the unique mineral composition of each plot. 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 sulfur, this lengthy process produces wines that showcase the unique qualities of Sancerre and the dedication of the Fouassier family.