IGP Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc “Petit Bourgeois”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Characterized by a fruity and floral bouquet, this Sauvignon Blanc is a great example of the family skills built up over 10 generations.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: It ferments in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks at cool temperature in order to have longer fermentations and more intense aromas. The wine then matures for 3 months on its fine lees before bottling
Tasting Notes: On the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity characteristic of grapes harvested at good maturity. Citrus, apple and gooseberry aromas with hints of passion fruit are often found in this lively and bright wine.
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 vilage of Chavignol, and Domaine holdings can be found on a mosaic of plots throughout Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. 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 kimmerigdian 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.