Domaine Fouet

In short measure, this domaine has become a blue-chip with a succession of irresistibly pure and generous wines which demonstrate all the fruity charm that the Loire can offer. A classic father-and-son operation, with dad tending (organically, of course) to the vineyards, and young Julien making the wines and selling them. We have steadily increased our range of selections as the domaine’s exceptional quality becomes recognized and as we find more and more wines to our taste.

Wine Label - Loire Valley White Wine Julien Fouet Saumur Blanc

Wine Label - Loire Valley red wine Dom Fouet Saumur

Available Wines

Dom. Fouet 2015 Saumur Champigny

Julien is proudest of his red wines. His 2015 is picture-perfect : the take-it-or-leave-it Cabernet Franc aroma in all its leafy glory leads into a medium-weight,  mouth-watering palate of immense charm. That lovely French word “gouleyant” was invented to describe gulpable, refreshing reds like this.

Dom. Fouet 2015 Saumur Champigny

Julien is proudest of his red wines. His 2015 is picture-perfect : the take-it-or-leave-it Cabernet Franc aroma in all its leafy glory leads into a medium-weight, mouth-watering palate of immense charm. That lovely French word “gouleyant” was invented to describe gulpable, refreshing reds like this.

Dom. Fouet 2016 Saumur Blanc

Nature was cruel to Loire producers in 2016 (and again in 2017), dealing them a succession of blows that reduced their harvests painfully–sometimes almost entirely. The only consolation was the quality of wines like this –a gleaming, sultry dry white with a Veltliner-like green edge in the tradition of years like 2014 and 2010.

Dom. Fouet N.V. Crémant de Loire

(80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Cabernet Franc) This ravishing sparkler radiates finesse, from the tiny mousse that it sports, through the first whiff of its unmistakably Chenin honeysuckle notes to the bracingly pure palate and its extended finish. Importantly, it has the kind of harmony that derives from extended aging on the lees. A worthy alternative to champagne.

Dom. Fouet N.V. Crémant de Loire Cuvée St. Cyr (Vieilles Vignes)

This ravishing sparkler radiates finesse, from the tiny mousse that it sports, through the first whiff of its unmistakably Chenin honeysuckle notes to the bracingly pure palate and its extended finish. Importantly, it has the kind of harmony that derives from extended aging on the lees. A worthy alternative to champagne.

Dom. Fouet N.V. Crémant de Loire Rosé

(100% Cabernet Franc) With Champagne Rosé costing ever-more-ridiculous sums, it is a pleasure to discover such a compelling escape as this. Stylish, Loire-ish and dry, this coral-colored gem has all the authenticity of its white counterpart but an added fruitiness appropriate to its hue. We never seem to buy enough.