2019 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Rose
2019 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Rose A delightful salmon-pink in color. On the nose, scents of summer red berries with a touch of pear and tangerine. On the palate, medium-bodied and dry with a balanced acidity. Flavors of soft red fruits with a leafy edge. The finish is crisp and slightly spicy. Try with rainbow trout marinated in ginger and lime, the notoriously hard-to-match Pad Thai or fricassée of chicken and clams with morel mushrooms.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is also known for its high-quality goat cheeses, which are an excellent match for the local wine. The vineyards here surround the eponymous town, which sits atop a bean-shaped hill overlooking the river Loire
Henri Bourgeois is a leading Loire Valley producer specializing in Sauvignon Blanc, based at Chavignol in Sancerre. The portfolio covers red, white and rosé wines from Sancerre, and also includes a pair of Pouilly-Fumé wines.The estate started in the 1960s with a few hectares in Chavignol. With his sons Rémi and Jean-Marie, Henri Bourgeois extended this estate over several villages, and in the 1980s a modern, eco-friendly cellar was constructed, later modernized into a gravity-fed facility. There are now around 72 hectares (178 acres) of vineyards split among 120 parcels. The range also features a Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir rosé and a Sauvignon Blanc under the IGP Val de Loire appellation.