Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rosé “Les Jeunes Vignes”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine comes from a selection of Bourgeois’ youngest Pinot Noir vines in Sancerre, hence its name “Les Jeunes Vignes”.
- 20% of the fruit actually comes from the iconic Monts Damnes site just behind Chavignol.
- We’ve never come across a better value in Sancerre Rosé!
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The juice is obtained by draining (“bleeding”) vats of Pinot Noir juice after 24 hours of cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks (60 – 65 °F). The wine is then aged for 4 – 5 months on its fine lees.
Tasting Notes: Layers of bright, elegant red-berry fruit are coupled with a refreshing salinity stemming from the unique minerality of Sancerre. A fantastic oyster rosé!
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.