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.
This Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc takes advantage of the 10th generations of winemaking experience behind the Bourgeois family. It ferments in thermo-regulated 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.
Viticulture and Terroir
The grapes come from the slopes of the Loire Valley formerly known as “The Garden of France” due to its temperate climate perfect for growing vegetables, and of course vines. The king of France used to have their castles and gardens there.