Sancerre "Mélodie" - 2016 - Paul Fouassier
A powerful, aromatic nose of candied orange, vanilla and spices. The palate is luscious, complex, and opulent, with substance and balance thanks to its beautiful acidity, and lovely length.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2026
100% Sauvignon, made from old vines – more than 40 years old – pruned with the single Guyot and Cordon de Royat methods, cultivated biodynamically, and planted on a south-facing slope. Soil: 80% flinty clay and 20% limestone. Vinification: direct pressing, followed by fermentation in French oak barrels that have seen several wines, and 10 months of maturation on the fine lees. The work in the winery is done according to the lunar calendar. Neither fined nor filtered, and just a light dose of sulphites at bottling.
Paul Fouassier, who earned his viticulture and oenology degree in 1998, worked in several leading Bordeaux châteaux (Pavie and Angelus among others) before returning to his large family estate in 2001. The estate holds 60 hectares, 50 ha of Sauvignon and 10 ha of Pinot, which he manages with his cousin Benoît. The duo represents the 10th generation, drawing the best from the rigour of Benoît...All wines
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