Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre
For 10 generations, the name 'Henri Bourgeois' has been synonymous with passionate precision winemaking. The clay and limestone ridges of Chavignol evoke classic grassiness, gooseberry, grapefruit and mineral tones. Try this with scallops, oysters or tuna steaks.
“Les Baronnes” is typical of the Sancerre appellation and the Domaine Henri Bourgeois style. Subtle yet powerful, its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir. Crispy, and fruity this wine has some lime, apple and gunflint aromas balanced by ripe tropical and yellow orchard fruits.
Food Pairing A delight at the beginning of the meal, “Les Baronnes” is also an excellent companion to fish dishes such as Scallops with mango emulsion or Roll of bass in curry. The famous Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese, produced in the same region, is the perfect match.
VITICULTURE & TERROIR
The hills and ridges separating the village of Chavignol from Sancerre are composed of clay and limestone (65% clay and 35% chalk). “Les Baronnes” comes from this terroir that gives wines with fruitiness and vivacity with typical varietal aromas of ripe citrus fruits and white flowers.
In order to preserve and develop its aromatic potential, this fine wine is fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at 15 – 18°C. It is then matured on its fine lees at cool temperature during 5 months before bottling.