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Sancerre Le MD, Domaine Henri Bourgeois

LOI018

£29.50

Quick Overview

From grapes harvested on the Monts Damnes, slopes so steep that they are said to be cursed. A grace and flavour wine that will age and age. Since the eleventh century noblemen would try to outbid each other just to possess a small parcel of this prized land.

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Domaine Henri Bourgeois, is the single biggest private domaine in the whole appellation with about 70 hectares of vineyards planted on a variety of soils such as Kimmeridgean clay (lit, fossilized oyster shells - you can break them open and find ammonites), chalk, limestone and silex, otherwise known as flint. Each terroir confers a signature note or accent to the flavour of juice and thus the wine. The domaine is passionate about preserving the authenticity and diversity of the vineyards, so each Sancerre that is made, despite the fact that it comes from the one grape variety, is markedly different in style and structure, to another.

The Mont Damnés vineyard is the most iconic vineyard in Sancerre. The slopes are incredibly steep (hence damned slopes).

Kimmeridgean Marls are an original and interesting feature of the Sancerre terroirs. Thanks to its unique soil composition (fossilized oyster shells), the “Côte des Monts Damnés” is one of the most famous slopes of the Sancerre appellation. Only a dozen or so wine makers out of four hundred have the privilege to possess a parcel of this soil. Bourgeois owns 40% of the vineyard holding – this will increase to 60% after another parcel has been purchased. 

The winery is right next to the hill and thus this vineyard is farmed fully organically. Harvest is by hand and highly selective.

As with all Bourgeois wines the Sancerre MD will age well. A combination of minerality allied to time spent on the lees gives an intense structure, which may seem angular in youth, but broadens out in time or when the wine warms up in the glass.

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We aim to keep our vintage information up to date but the vintage displayed may not always being the vintage in stock. If you require a specific vintage please get in touch.
, Sauvignon Blanc
AllergensMay contain allergens please contact us if you require any additional information
Biodynamic No
Organic No
Natural No
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Vegan No
Oak Levels No
Vegetarian No
Vintage 2016/2017
ABV 13.50%
Bottle Size 750ml
Country France
Producer Domaine Henri Bourgeois
EW Bin Number LOI018
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