Foucher-Lebrun Sancerre Le Mont 2020
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Notes from the Winemaker
Foucher Lebrun is a third generation operation that has been in wine business for over a century, founded in 1921 by the LeBrun-Foucher family. Besides the excellent quality of the vineyards and the organically grown fruit they select, the secret weapon here is that the wines and cuvees are selected by Jean Mounard a very well known former “Fine + Rare” wine merchant from Paris whose palate was formed by years of tasting and selling such wines as DRC, Mouton-Rothchild and Leflaive.
They make a number of wines both red and white — their Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is a great Sancerre alternative, though nothing in my mind compares to their flagship bottling, the Le Mont Sancerre. The grapes for the Sancerre are sourced from the villages of Sancerre, Chavignol (near Mont Damnés) and d’Amigny, an ideal location for aromatic, fresh and bright fruit. Planted on wonderful clay-limestone soil, this Sancerre offers abundance of depth and is expertly balanced. It’s a pleasure now and will be for the next decade plus.