2018 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre le Baronnes

Year: 2018
Appellation: Loire Valley
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$21.95
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"This offers flavors of grapefruit, thyme and dragon fruit that glide on the palate, backed by a savory mineral note. Tangy acidity provides support and imparts energy. Drink now through 2021. 7,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. -AZ" (WS)

"This is an open and instantly drinkable wine. Green apple and citrus flavors are uncluttered by too much texture, just enough to express themselves in this young wine. -Roger Voss" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Grape variety:
Sauvignon Blanc

Terroir:
Chalky-clay

The hills and ridges separating the village of Chavignol from Sancerre are composed of clay and limestone chalk (65% clay and 35% chalk). “Les Baronnes” comes from this terroir so long planted with vines.

Delicate nose with aromas of white flesh fruits and citrus, this Sancerre is highlighted by its typicity and its great expression of the Sauvignon grape.

“Les Baronnes” is a wine of exotic fruit and citrus aromas; subtle yet powerful. Its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir.