IGP Val de Loire Rosé “Petit Bourgeois”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Loire Valley Pinot Noir takes advantage of 10 generations of winemaking experience of the Bourgeois family.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: After a maceration of the harvest a couple of days in vats, the grapes are pressed and then the alcoholic fermentation takes place at 16-17°C in order to have longer fermentations and more intense aromas.
Tasting Notes: “A deliciously fruity wine whose dryness is masked by the ripe, exuberant red fruit flavors. Acidity keeps the wine fresh, crisp and bright. It’s light, lively and ready to drink.” Roger Voss – Wine Enthusiast.
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.