Henri Bourgeois - Etienne Henri Sancerre label

Henri Bourgeois - Etienne Henri Sancerre 2016

White Wine

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Item# 11584-16

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 94pt

Food pairing

The power and complexity of this wine call for meals with strong personalities. Etienne Henri's oak notes are a natural for grilled fish and white meats while the wine's roundness lends itself to dishes prepared with sauces or creams. Some ideas: Red snapper coated with spiced oil and grilled; Bresse-style farm hen with truffle and chestnut cream sauce.

Tasting Notes

Ripe fruit aromas, spice, and light vanilla tones accompany a roundness and amazing length on the palate.

Vinification

Thanks to his love for wood, our ancestor Etienne (known as Henri) was the first in Sancerre to make a wine in new oak barrels. Such a method of vinification requires top-quality grapes for a successful marriage of wood and wine. Alcoholic fermentation is exclusively in oak barrels (new or one or 2 years old) followed by 12 months of maturation.

Viticulture

The Etienne Henri cuvee comes from the older vines on flinty-clay slopes. In Saint-Satur. Such a terroir gives a great strengh and concentration to the wines. For this wine, low yields, organic fertilizer only, use of grass cover, everything is made to respect the terroir and to obtain the most beautiful grapes.