Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Blanc Les Chapelle 2005 (RV)
Grape variety: Sauvignon
Blanc Terroir: Flint and soft chalk
All the singularity of this wine is made by its double mineral expression: one from the chalky underground and the second from the flint soil.
The expression «gun-flint» is appropriate here, thanks to the flinty soil in which these vines grow. The freshness and finesse of this wine presents a perfect balance suggests a laying down period of 5 to 7 years.
Served at 10-12 °C, "La Chapelle des Augustins" will delight guests for a special meal.
Grapes harvested at perfect maturity are rigorously sorted and directed to the press by a gravity process. Throughout the pressing the juice drains directly into the vat where it undergoes a period of settling. Next, the juice is racked to separate it from its impurities and then alcoholic fermentation follows at 16-17°C.
To fully express the fruit of the Sauvignon and the authenticity of our terroir, we mature this jewel for 5 months on its fine lee.
This pure and frank wine deserves authentic and distinguished cuisine. Because it exalts the terroir, it's best matched with regional dishes. Fish from the Loire River, pear of Nièvre, Berry lentils, Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese...
An easy gourmet tip: Cut open the heart of a pear, stuff with Crottin de Chavignol and place it in an oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm with fresh walnuts...