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 2010 Saumur Cabernet Rosé

Dom. Fouet 2011 Saumur Cabernet Rosé

Fouet’s rosé wine performs the remarkable feat for a Loire of achieving notable fruit lushness without any sacrifice of regional nervosity. The lighter 2011 sports a powerful varietal expression not so usual in pink wines, that so often transcend their origins with a generalised vinous expression. 2012 is a banker, bursting with crunchy berry fruit.

Dom. Fouet 2012 Saumur Cabernet Rosé

Fouet’s rosé wine performs the remarkable feat for a Loire of achieving notable fruit lushness without any sacrifice of regional nervosity. The lighter 2011 sports a powerful varietal expression not so usual in pink wines, that so often transcend their origins with a generalised vinous expression. 2012 is a banker, bursting with crunchy berry fruit.

Dom. Fouet 2015 Saumur Blanc

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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 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.