Grown on the Greywacke river stones and raised in mostly tank with a small portion of old oak. This wine is tropical, flinty, mineral and complex. There is lovely acid and long finishing. It is drinking well now but will evolve further over the next few years. Pair with snapper.
The Bourgeois family have an Estate in Chavignol, the finest part of the Loire Valley’s Sancerre appellation. In 2000, after 12 years of searching Henri found a site the equal that of Chavignol. It was in Marlborough, New Zealand. In 2001 planting started and 2003 the first harvest was made. From their they have gone on to become one of the great producers in the reigon. Their Sauvignon and Pinot are consistently some of the best and most interesting.
Marlborough – The New Zealand region that took over the wine world. Defining the way modern Sauvignon Blanc looked and allowing countless consumers to go anywhere and know they can rely on a glass of Marlborough Sauv Blanc. If you scratch the surface you’ll find a lot of really interesting people and wines.
Sauvignon Blanc – Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.