Henri Bourgeois - Sancerre - Les Ruchons

93 points - The Wine Advocate
Henri Bourgeois - Sancerre - Les Ruchons - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Henri Bourgeois - Sancerre - Les Ruchons

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The Sancerre Blanc Les Rouchons comes from a 1.03-hectare vineyard planted in 1970 on the flint soils of Fontenay, a lieu-dit that is located north of Sancerre in the village of Saint-Satur. Fermented in stainless steel (two-thirds) and 300- and 600-liter oak barrels (one-third) for 10 to 11 months and bottled without fining or filtration. This Sancerre opens with an intensely fresh and mineral bouquet with lime, mandarin and iodine aromas. Full-bodied, lush, and elegant on the palate yet also subtle, this is a supple, tight and salty-piquant and finely grippy-finishing Sancerre with good intensity and expression of its terroir.
The 2018 Sancerre Blanc Les Rouchons comes from a 1.03-hectare vineyard planted in 1970 on the flint soils of Fontenay, a lieu-dit that is located north of Sancerre in the village of Saint-Satur. Fermented in stainless steel (two-thirds) and 300- and 600-litre oak barrels (one-third) for 10 to 11 months and bottled without fining or filtration, 2018 opens with an intensely fresh and mineral bouquet with lime, mandarin and iodine aromas. Full-bodied, lush and elegant on the palate yet also subtle, this is a supple, tight and salty-piquant and finely grippy-finishing Sancerre with good intensity and expression of its terroir.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Loire
Appellation:
Sancerre
Producer:
Henri Bourgeois
Grapes/Blend:
Sauvignon Blanc
ABV:
13%

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Loire Valley is a historic wine region located in the central part of France. The region is known for producing some of the finest wines in the world,...

Loire Valley is a historic wine region located in the central part of France. The region is known for producing some of the finest wines in the world, including white, red, and rosé wines. The Loire Valley is home to a number of different appellations, each with its own unique style of wine.

One of the most famous appellations in the Loire Valley is Sancerre. Sancerre is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The wines of Sancerre are known for their crisp acidity, minerality, and citrus flavors. The region is also known for producing some excellent red wines, made from the Pinot Noir grape.

Another famous appellation in the Loire Valley is Chinon. Chinon is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, made from the Cabernet Franc grape. The wines of Chinon are known for their rich, fruity flavors, and their ability to age well.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Muscadet appellation. Muscadet is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape. The wines of Muscadet are known for their crisp acidity, minerality, and citrus flavors.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Vouvray appellation. Vouvray is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Chenin Blanc grape. The wines of Vouvray are known for their rich, fruity flavors, and their ability to age well.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Anjou appellation. Anjou is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, made from the Cabernet Franc grape. The wines of Anjou are known for their rich, fruity flavors, and their ability to age well.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. Pouilly-Fumé is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The wines of Pouilly-Fumé are known for their crisp acidity, minerality, and citrus flavors.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Saumur appellation. Saumur is known for producing some of the finest sparkling wines in the world, made from the Chenin Blanc grape. The wines of Saumur are known for their crisp acidity, minerality, and citrus flavors.

The Loire Valley is also home to the Touraine appellation. Touraine is known for producing some of the finest red and white wines in the world, made from a variety of different grape varieties. The wines of Touraine are known for their rich, fruity flavors, and their ability to age well.

Overall, the Loire Valley is a historic wine region that produces some of the finest wines in the world. Whether you are looking for a crisp white wine, a rich red wine, or a sparkling wine, the Loire Valley has something to offer.

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Sancerre

Sancerre is a wine appellation located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc...

Sancerre is a wine appellation located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world. The history of winemaking in Sancerre dates back to the Roman times, and the region has been producing wine for over 2,000 years.

The style of production in Sancerre is unique and is characterized by the use of stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation. This allows the winemakers to preserve the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes, resulting in wines that are crisp, refreshing, and full of character.

The primary grape variety grown in Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc, which accounts for around 80% of the total vineyard area. The remaining 20% is planted with Pinot Noir, which is used to produce red and rosé wines. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Sancerre are known for their high acidity, which gives the wines their characteristic crispness and freshness.

The typical wines produced in Sancerre are white wines that are dry, crisp, and refreshing. They are known for their aromas of citrus fruits, green apples, and gooseberries, with a hint of minerality. The red and rosé wines produced in Sancerre are light-bodied and fruity, with flavors of red berries and a hint of spice.

Sancerre is a region that is known for its high-quality wines, and the wines produced here are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world. The region has a long history of winemaking, and the winemakers here are dedicated to producing wines that are true to their terroir and reflect the unique characteristics of the region.

In conclusion, Sancerre is a wine appellation that is known for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world. The region has a long history of winemaking, and the winemakers here are dedicated to producing wines that are true to their terroir and reflect the unique characteristics of the region. The wines produced in Sancerre are crisp, refreshing, and full of character, with flavors and aromas that are unique to the region.

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