2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre la Cote des Monts Damnes

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sancerre, Loire Valley
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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"Very taut in feel, with tangy verbena, asparagus, lime pith, flint and gooseberry notes that are compressed into a piercing and pure filament. The long, rapierlike finish ends with an echo of chalk dust. Drink now through 2022. -J.M." (WS)

Winery Notes:
The delicate tropical fruit aromas (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and clean mineral and fruity palate testify to La Côte des Monts Damnés' pedigree as an exceptional wine from one of the finest slopes in the Sancerre appellation.

Served at 10-12°C, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality.

Domaine Henri Bourgeois, now in its 11th generation of the Bourgeois family, covers 72 hectares of the esteemed Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé appellations. Brought to fruition by Henri Bourgeois over 50 years ago, the vineyards lie on some of the most rugged hillside terrains, offering the best exposures in the Loire Valley. Though the family is forever striving to perfect their craft, they remain committed to Henri’s original viticultural vision of showcasing the purity of the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes and the unique beauty of the Loire Valley. Domaine Henri Bourgeois is renowned worldwide for the quality of their wines and their unyielding passion for winemaking.

The family maintains extremely strict methods, both in the field and in the cellar, to ensure wines of the utmost quality. Specifically, the family uses only organic fertilizers, maintains meticulous control of the vines (green pruning, managing water stress, using cover crops etc), engages in strict grape selection, and employs gentle grape handling & gravity at each stage of winemaking.

Domaine Henri Bourgeois has received numerous accolades over the years from press and public alike for all of their wines, ranging from their delightfully fresh & food-friendly "baby Sancerre" Petit Bourgeois wines to their age-worthy, terroir-driven Sancerre & Pouilly-Fumé.