The family’s art of wine is based on both the legacy of the ancestors and the technicality and instinct of Arnaud, Lionel, and Jean-Christophe Bourgeois, whose three voices today sound in unison to create each vintage.
Aspiring to the work of a goldsmith, to something delicately hand-crafted, they are attentive to each detail in the vines and cellars.
It is the sum total of all those details, at each stage in the life of wine, that sketches out the know-how of the Famille Bourgeois.
Vines are cultivated with respect for the environment and so that nature blossoms forth. The grapes of each plot are tasted so that each one is harvested at optimum maturity. The flavours of these grapes are transformed, retaining the purity of expression and identity of their sites in a gravity cellar which the architecture plunges deep into the hill of Chavignol.
The Bourgeois Family is a pioneer in single vineyard winemaking in the Sancerre region. In that way, it extracts the purest expression from each terroir. Next come winegrowing and maturing wine in a cellar, adventures that are embarked upon each year to best showcase the personality of the vintage.