This Sancerre rouge is created from Pinot Noir vines growing on chalky-clay soils. To express its finesse and aromatic richness, some specific production conditions are needed due to its relative fragility: among others, a climate neither too hot nor too cold, and a well-drained soils such as the one in Sancerre.
Colour: Translucent deep pink.
Aroma: The bouquet is marked by morello cherry, violet, wood notes and with aging it develops aromas of game, truffle and cherries in brandy.
Palate: Reveals good roundness and a light, pleasant astringency (tannins from the grapes as well as the oak barrels) assuring good aging for 8 to 10 years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Awards: 88pts – Wine Spectator
History of Henri Bourgeois
Following a tradition of ten generations of winegrowers, from father to son, the Bourgeois brothers and cousins offer the profound sense of the family values and passion in making fine Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Run by Jean Marie Bougeois, his sons – Arnaud, Lionel and his nephew Jean – Christophe, the estate of Henri Bourgeois composes of 72ha – of 120 unique parcels, the Bourgeois family’s key principles in viticulture follows closely of organic sustanable pratices and a strong belief in quality, consistency and expression of the terroirs.