Sancerre Blanc “La Vignes Blanches” Domaine Henri Bourgeois 2022
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Chavignol
“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.
La Vigne Blanche comes from vines grown on slopes separating the village of Chavignol from Sancerre, the terroir being an amalgam of clay and limestone chalk. The La Vigne Blanche is also barrel matured (older/used oak) for 5 months, rounding the palate and adding to its complexity.
Oak aged in barrel for five months on the fine lees, La Vigne Blanche carries marked herbaceous notes of elderflower and ivy as well as a strong hint of kiwi fruit.
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc