This is a classic wine we tasted earlier last week from under the radar producer Oliver Foucher. A small, 10-hectare farm located along the slopes of the town of Morogues in the Menetou-Salon appellation of the Loire Valley. Oliver founded the estate in 1992 and since has focused on two varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, making fantastically complex wines at this level. Because Oliver sources from Menetou, which lies outside of Sancerre proper, it keeps the cost down while still retaining high quality. This area is rich with limestone and calcareous soils very similar to Grand Cru Chablis and can still be labeled as Sancerre. Delicate aromas of white flowers, gooseberries, lime zest, tangerine, and chalk entice while the palate shows white-fleshed fruit like peach and pear, leading to more exotic notes of lychee and grapefruit. This is fresh and focused with incredible depth and length from a sub $20 Sancerre pairing exceptionally well with seafood and goat cheese. The 2018 from Oliver Foucher is the best Sancerre for the money we have tasted in over a year and is a fantastic old-world value.