- Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013 Product #28614 (In Stock)
Basically a “baby Sancerre”, this exciting young Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the same chalky slate soils you’ll find across Sancerre from 10-40 year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel and allowed to rest 3 months on the fine lees. The vineyard is located just outside the legal boundary of Sancerre, but the flavors make you feel right in the middle!
As in the past, generous, fresh, aromas of fresh flowers, just cut grass, white grapefruit, and a hint of wet stones burst from the glass. Then you’ll find a tad more richness and zest to the crisp citrus and green apple fruit, tangy gooseberry, and fresh grass. As the refreshing acidity wells up to make your mouth water, a bit of Sancerre’s trademark “gun flint” character shows underneath the juicy bright fruit. There’s a wonderful rich/brisk, sweet/sour contrast in this wine that will delight and fascinate with every sip. Served cold, it’s thirst quenching and refreshing. Let it warm up a touch and it’s layered, complex, and a fantastic match for seafood, fresh vegetables, and – of course – goat cheese.
- Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fume La Porte De l'Abbaye 2012 Product #27959 (In Stock)
A dead on, right-down the middle, example, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fume delivers big aromas of white peach, straw, and white grapefruit. Bright, loaded with flinty mineral and smoke, and very long, it delivers more citrus, peach, and fresh almond flavors and a long, smoky/flinty, finish. A textbook Pouilly-Fume for fish and cheeses but rich enough to just sip, too.