Domaine Fournier is one of the most important estates in the Sancerre area. Their 150 acres of vineyards are spread across the Sancerre appellation and include top sites in the villages of Verdigny, Bue and Maimbray, which enable them to produce wines of sophistication and complexity. They also own well placed sites in Pouilly-Fume and Menetou-Salon. Their state-of-the-art winery is designed to minimize handling of the grapes and allow for careful selection on sorting tables. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks preserves the fruit and freshness. The Estate is directed by Claude Fournier, who is also the winemaker. He is dedicated to producing top quality wines of great elegance and finesse.
|Color : Full ruby with a hint of garnet-red.
Nose : Aromas of morello-cherries on brandy; leathery and smoky impressions.
Palate : Pleasant first impression with evidence of tannin. This wine needs to round out while ageing.
|Wine maker notes
|Grape-variety : 100% Pinot noir.
Age of the vines : 20 to 25 years.
Soil : Marl + clayey-limestone.
Yield : 40 to 50 hl/ha
Production surface : 3 to 4 hectares.
Vinification : Maceration for a period of 2 to 3 weeks, pumping over 4 to 6 times a day, vacuum system without pump.
Maturation in tanks to keep the fruits.
Alcohol content : 12,5° to 13°.
Total acidity : 3 to 4 g/l.
Residual sugars : 1 g/l.