Sancerre blanc

La Bourgeoise

This wine with its gun-flint aromas and spicy bouquet is subtly wooded, rich in fruit, full-bodied, well balanced, and very reminiscent of the Sauvignon flower and grape. The richness and intensity of the flavor linger long and harmoniously on the palate. This prestigious selection has excellent bottle maturation potential and will continue to evolve for 10 to 12 years.

“La Bourgeoise” is an excellent companion to lighly spiced meals and fish dishes, such as John Dory roasted with fennel. A well-aged bottle of “La Bourgeoise” will be a perfect match with a farm hen in truffle sauce.

When arriving at the winery, the grapes are directly pressed. After a settling at cold temperature, a portion of the wine is fermented in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks and the other portion in French oak barrels from the famous Tronçais forest. “La Bourgeoise” is patiently aged for 7–8 months on its fine lees in oak barrel with periodic hand stirring of the lees (“bâtonnage” in french), before bottling.

The elder vines of the Domaine Henri Bourgeois give a cuvée with strong character and a great complexity.

Winegrowing & Terroir

“La Bourgeoise” is made from old Sauvignon vines growing on flinty slopes. Historically, the names of the plots giving this wine, first worked by the monks of Saint-Satur, were warmly called “Les Bourgeoises”. That is why, in the eighties, this name was given to the new cuvee made from this selected plots. Flinty soils give wines with a great minerality, intensity and an excellent ageing potential.