2022 Domaine Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fumé En Travertin
Domaine Henri Bourgeois is located in Chavignol, where the wine estate covered 2 hectares 60 years ago. The tenth generation of the family business now owns 65 hectares, which supplies grapes for half of the wines produced. The family also owns a property in New Zealand's Marlborough region and even bottles some of their spicy sancerres. The top wines of sancerre and pouilly-fumé mature in oak barrels.
The grapes come from the Loire Valley with its countless vineyards that have an ideal climate and soil for making tasty Sauvignon blanc. The lime in the subsoil provides a base of acids and tension, the clay provides structure and strength. In the glass, the wine has a light straw yellow color. In the nose, this Pouilly Fumé has a fine scent, wonderfully broad, lush and exotic, gooseberries, ripe pear, flowers, splashing. In the mouth the wine is tasty and juicy, exotic and lively, nice acidity, light plumpness, nice length and power. A delicious crisp dry white wine which is delicious as an aperitif, beautiful with shellfish, turbot with spinach, a nice crottin de chavignol.
Pouilly-Fumé, on the right bank of the Loire, is right opposite Sancerre. Subsoil and climate are therefore broadly similar. Pouilly-Fumé is known for its flint subsoil, silex, but this subsoil is also found in Sancerre. And the subsoil of clay with lime from Sancerre, we also see in Pouilly-fumé. This wine is made from such a soil, from the slopes in Saint-Andelain. The lime in the subsoil provides a base of acids and tension, the clay provides structure and strength. Due to low temperature fermentation, between 15 and 18 degrees, it gets delicious fruit. This is followed by a maturation on the fine lie, making it wonderfully ripe and rich. A delicious Pouilly-Fumé, in a special, mouth-filling and powerful style.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras|