Maison Foucher is a “Petit Negotiant’ located in the Loire valley specializing in wines that deliver exceptional quality for the money. This third generation enterprise was founded in 1921 and the cuvees are hand selected by Jean Mounard, a former ‘Fine and Rare’ wine merchant from Paris whose palate was formed by years of tasting and selling such wines as DRC, Mouton-Rothschild and Leflaive. The first wine in the lineup is a Touraine Sauvignon made from grapes sourced from vineyards at the frontier of Touraine and Haut Poitu. It is a succulent, zippy Sauvignon whose name “Petit Le Mont” refers to the baby sister role it plays to our perenniel favorite: Sancerre Blanc Le Mont. This is a baby Sancerre! The grapes for both the Sancerre Blanc and Rouge are sourced from the villages of Sancerre, Chavignol (near Mont Damnés) and d’Amigny. The entire lineup offers a truly remarkable price/quality ratio and displays a balance and delineation usually found in much more expensive appellation wines. If you aren’t buying and drinking these wines, you are missing out!
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