2018 Henri Bourgeois ‘Les Baronnes’, SancerreW001136
This Sancerre comes from stony clay slopes. "Les Baronnes" is a wine of exotic fruit and citrus aromas; subtle yet powerful. Its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir. Delicate nose with aromas of white flesh fruits and citrus, this Sancerre is highlighted by its typicity.
“The 2018 Sancerre Les Baronnes chimes in with aromas and flavors of dried herbs, dried dirt, and Old World funk (the good kind). Pair it with raw oysters and a squirt of lemon.” - Wilfred Wong, Wine.com - 90 Points
“Why make good wine when you can make it excellent” – Henri Bourgeois
Henri Bourgeois, one of Sancerre’s pioneering winegrowers, was first to concentrate his efforts into being a full-time wine producer. Henri sold his farmland in 1952, which at the time had a mix of grapevines, crops and goat pasture, to focus solely on two hectares of grapevines. Always ahead of his time, Henri was passionate about keeping separate wines from different soil types which would enhance his terroir driven approach. It is through his hard work and passion, which has been instilled in his family, that the Bourgeois family now own 120 different vineyards on 72 hectares; the largest in the region, to create their Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume wines.