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NOTES: Gooseberry Apple / Pear Peach, Melon Passionfruit Grapefruit / Pomelo
BODY: Medium -
DRYNESS: Very Dry
ORIGIN: Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume & More), France
MAKER: Henri Bourgeois
- Sauvignon Blanc
FERMENTATION: Heavy Wood
AWARDS: >90 pts
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Chicken Biryani, Truffle Chirashi,
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Pair with lightly spiced meals, fish mains, chicken in truffle sauce.
Henri Bourgeois La Bourgeoise Sancerre Blanc
Clear pale yellow colour. A shot of gun-flint aromas opens the bouquet before it branches out to subtly spicy and woody scents. Full-bodied and balanced, this rich white has a vibrant acidity, intense fruit flavours and an unwavering minerality. Crisp green apple, zesty grapefruit, wild gooseberry and honey flavours linger long and harmoniously into a persistent finish
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Made from old Sauvignon vines growing in silex soils on slopes first worked by the monks of Saint-Satur. Historically, these plots had the name "Les Bourgeoises". In the 80s, the new cuvée made from this selection of parcels inherits this name. Flinty soils give the wines a great minerality, intensity and an excellent ageing potential.
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes go through pressing. After a settling at cold temperature, a portion of the wine begins fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Fermentation for the other portion occurs in French oak barrels from the famous Tronçais forest. Ageing for 7–8 months on fine lees in oak barrels with periodic hand stirring of the lees (“bâtonnage” in French), before bottling.