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MAISON FOUCHER: Cremant de Loire

MAISON FOUCHER: Cremant de Loire

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Vineyard: Nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, Maison Foucher's vineyards bask in the sun-drenched slopes of Montlouis-sur-Loire and Lissault-sur-Loire. Vines flourish in clay soils with silex and sand, resting upon a bed of limestone "tuffe." This unique terroir imbues the grapes with a vibrant minerality and expressive fruit character.

Winemaking: Crafted with meticulous care, Maison Foucher's Crémant de Loire adheres to the traditional "Méthode Traditionnelle." Grapes are hand-harvested and meticulously sorted to ensure only the finest quality reach the press. Following gentle fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, where it develops its signature bubbles. The extended 24-month aging "sur latte" (on the lees) further refines the wine, adding complexity and depth.

Tasting Notes: Expect a symphony of flavors dancing on the palate. Bright citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit mingle with ripe orchard fruits like pear and apple. A touch of quince and white nectarine adds intrigue, while a whisper of flinty minerality adds a refreshing edge. The creamy mousse and delicate bubbles create a delightful textural experience, leading to a persistent finish that lingers with finesse.

Varietal: This Crémant de Loire is a classic blend, showcasing the best of the region. Chenin Blanc, the star of the show, contributes vibrant acidity and lively fruit notes. Chardonnay lends elegance and body, while Pinot Noir adds a touch of structure and complexity.

AVA: The grapes hail from the esteemed AOC Crémant de Loire, an appellation known for producing exceptional sparkling wines. The region's cool climate and diverse soils are ideal for crafting Crémants with vibrant acidity, delicate bubbles, and a distinct minerality.

Production: Maison Foucher produces this Crémant de Loire in limited quantities, ensuring each bottle receives the utmost attention. This dedication to quality shines through in the wine's exceptional balance and refined character.


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