Founded by Henri Bourgeois in 1950, Arnaud, Lionel and Jean-Christophe Bourgeois are the third generation at the head of the family estate.
The Famille Bourgeois vineyard covers 72 hectares and spreads over a patchwork of terroirs made up of clay-limestone, Kimmeridgian marl and flint soils, all of which contribute to the signature of each of these Loire wines.
They bring both passion and rigour to both the vineyard management and the plot vinification, of which they were one of the pioneers. Each wine reflects its great terroir, Famille Bourgeois produces wines which are renowned for their quality, their finesse and their pure expression.
This Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2017 by Famille Bourgeois is made from old vines planted on flinty hillsides, originally farmed by the monks of St-Satur.
This renowned terroir gives this wine an exceptional minerality and persistence on the palate.
This plot is cultivated in a way that respects both the environment and biodiversity, grass between the vines, the use of organic fertilisers only and a strict limitation of inputs and yields.
The vinification and ageing
Part of the fermentation is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and another part in oak barrels from the Tronçais forest.
The wine is aged on fine lees with regular stirring of the lees for 7 to 8 months.
The wine is only bottled after one year of ageing in tanks and barrels. The wine is then aged in bottles for several months in the estate's cellars before being sold.
This Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2017 by Famille Bourgeois is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2017 seduces with its elegance, its aromas of gunflint and its spicy bouquet. Powerful, aromatic and racy, this wine reveals unequalled balance, finesse and concentration.
Food and wine pairing
Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2017 will perfectly complement potée Lorraine, baeckeoffe or a pork strudel with apples and grapes.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 12°C.
This Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2017 by Famille Bourgeois can either be savoured now or kept in the cellar until 2033 in order to express its full aromatic richness.