Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fumé “En Travertin”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Pouilly-Fumé comes from the chalky-clay hills of Saint-Andelain, peak of the appellation where winegrowing dates back to the roman era.
- It’s terroir made of hard calcareous rock gives Pouilly Fumé its minerality, finesse, its rather fresh and lively character and its name. « Travertin » is in fact a form of limestone formed by sedimentation.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: After a gentle pressing and 24 hour settling of the juice, the wine ferments in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at 15 – 18 ° C . These long fermentations give more intense and delicate aromas. The wine then needs five months of maturation on its fine lees at cool temperature before bottling
Tasting Notes: This wine is concentrated and very fruity while also being stylish and elegant. Sauvignon grape variety is the most dominant aspect of this charming wine. It displays its elegance, fruitiness (white fruits, light citrus) and is very persistent on the palate.
2015 – 90 Wine Spectator
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.