Henri Bourgeois - La Bourgeoise Sancerre label
Henri Bourgeois - La Bourgeoise Sancerre bottle

Henri Bourgeois - La Bourgeoise Sancerre 2017

White Wine

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Item# 10478-17

Product Ratings

Robert Parker 92pt
Wine Enthusiast 91pt

History

For ten generations now the Bourgeois family has devoted its passion and values to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, becoming Sancerre’s most well-known producer. The company is now led by the current generation of the family – Jean-Marie and Remi Bourgeois. The winery and family base is the village of Chavignol, and Domaine holdings can be found on a mosaic of plots throughout Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Each plot is isolated and worked in respect of its origin to reveal, in the most precise and true way, the expression of its terroir, whether we are talking Kimmeridgian marls, flint, or limestone clay soils. We see this expressed in a dizzying array of bottlings, many of which are amongst the most sought after of their kind in the Loire each year.

Vinification

A portion of the wine is fermented in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks (70%) and the other portion in French oak barrels from the famous Tronçais forest (30%).
Aged for 7 - 8 months on its fine lees in the oak barrel with periodic hand stirring of the lees ("batonnage"), "La Bourgeoise" is only bottled after achieving one year of tank and barrel maturation.