Maison Foucher Chinon AOC "Le Bon Breton" Red 2017
Region: Chinon AOC, Loire Valley
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc
Manual harvest and de-stemming. 18 to 20 days fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Aging unfolds 40% in stainless steel and 60% in French oak barrels (2 years old).
Elegant nose evoking ripped red fruits and smoky notes. Tannins are finely polished and round. The old vines bring the signature style of Cabernet Franc with a nice smoothness and decent finish.
Maison Foucher was founded in 1921 with amission to craft classic expressions of Loire Valley appellations at exceptional values. In 2009, the Foucher family brought on Jean Mounard as a new partner. Jean was a pioneer of the production of small batch wines from selected plots in Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Saumur-Champigny, some of which are now farmed organically.