Founded in 1921, Foucher-Lebrun is a “Petit Négociant” specializing in wines from the Loire Valley. The company’s mission is to convey as accurately as possible the expression of the appellations in the Loire region by careful selection, vinification and ageing of its wines. The company is now managed by third generation Jacky Foucher. In late 2009, the company decided to try raise its image as well as develop its business overseas, so they brought on a new partner, Jean Mounard, who runs a fine and rare wine brokerage business in Paris. Mounard is now overseeing the selection process for the wines of the company and has also begun producing small quantities of wine from selected plots in the region. Among them is this Sancerre, an exceptional value, with a zippy citrus nose, great freshness, and lovely minerality.