2014 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis

Year: 2014
Appellation: Loire Valley
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$46.95

"Very racy and pure, with a chiseled feel to the flint and gooseberry notes, lined with streaks of verbena and chamomile. Offers a mouthwatering, tension-filled finish. Drink now through 2019. 700 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"From the Kimmeridgian marl soils in Chavignol, the 2014 Sancerre Jadis displays a smoky bouquet of crushed stones along with ripe and intense white stone fruit and refreshing citrus aromas. Firm and mineral on the palate, with grip and a refreshing lemon flavor, the Jadis is finesse-full and powerful, as well as elegant and filled with tension and salt. This is a complex wine with a lingering stoniness and salinity, as well as mango aromas. Excellent aging potential. Great purity." (WA)

"This wine is made from parcels on steep slopes and produced as the family's flagship wine. At nearly three years old, it has already mellowed into a richly endowed wine, ripe with green fruits, spice and concentrated acidity. There is so much complexity to this finely structured wine that will allow it to age further. Drink from 2019." (WE)

Winery Notes:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

This cuvée comes from soils of kimmeridgian marls, recognizable for clusters of comma shaped small fossilized oyster shells (ostrea virgula) from the slopes of Chavignol.

After pressing, the juice is allowed 2 days of natural clarification by sedimentation. Fermentation occurs in both barrel and tank for complexity. The wine is racked and bottled in accordance with the lunar cycle.