Fournier Père and Fils wine
Domaine Fournier Père & Fils is one of the very best winemakers in the Loire Valley. It has been developed and modernised continuously since the 1950’s, slowly acquiring some of the best parcels in the region. From vine planting and growing to winemaking and bottling, the family controls all the process using traditional methods with modern equipment.
Vines are grown in an absolute respect of the environment, harvest is manual and only the best grapes are kept. Wines are then elaborated in a very modern winery, ensuring all the process is closely controlled. Fournier wines therefore show an outstanding quality and are probably the most consistent in the Loire Valley. It is not a surprise to see them on the tables of some of the best restaurants in the world.
The domain owns vines on the best parcels of the main 3 appellations of the area: Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Menetou-Salon. All of them are made exclusively of Sauvignon Blanc for whites and Pinot Noir for reds. Give them a try if you are keen on the Loire Valley, you won't be disappointed.
Menetou-Salon is a small hilly vineyard of the Loire Valley, planted with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This white one is typical from the appellation, with an herbal nose with hints of dried fruit. On the palate, it is delicate and mineral with a nice touch of citrus fruit. A great bottle to discover this appellation with a growing reputation.
With delicious aromas of ripe red fruit and its discreet tannins, this light-bodied Pinot Noir is remarkably well balanced. A red wine made for your pleasure, unpretentious but very well executed. Just perfect on a platter of charcuterie and pâté to be shared with good friends at lunch or even for an aperitif!
A bottle made to remind you that Sancerre is also a home to nice Pinot Noir wines. A light to medium-bodied red with multiple aromas like cherry and leather, with a long and complex finish including light and elegant spicy notes. It has firm tannins which ensure a balanced structure. Just enjoy it on a red meat or on a nice cheese and each glass will be...
Sancerre is the most famous appellation of the Loire Valley and its white wines are certainly among the best Sauvignon Blanc. The Domaine Fournier produces a brilliant wine with complex fruity notes and a very elegant structure. Very fresh finish with a minty and herbal touch. A typical well-made Sancerre, great with any seafood but also delicious on its...
An outstanding high-end Sancerre coming from one specific parcel with clay and flint soils, giving the wine a very mineral and stony aspect. This white has developed elegant aromas of ripe exotic and yellow fruit (lychee, apricot) with a long and complex finish. We just love this classy bottle; it is perfect if you want to impress a serious white wines...
Le Grand Fumé is an absolute most. Coming from strictly selected parcels, this high-end Pouilly-Fumé will delight any amateur of the appellation. It is very mineral, elegant and fresh with yummy flavours of citrus, pear and white flowers. Top notch Sauvignon Blanc, no wonder to see it in so many Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe.
This upmarket red Sancerre is made of over 40-years old vines, giving it an additional complexity. It offers tasty flavours of cherry, leather and licorice, with smooth tannins and a long and spicy finish. Definitely worthwhile discovering, as this is much better than some Pinot Noir from Burgundy at the same price!