Half a century ago, Henri Bourgeois cultivated just a few hectares of vines I the heart of Chavignol, a traditional village in the Berry region. His pioneering spirit saw him move away from multi-crop farming and focus his passion into wine-making.
Alongside his sons, Rémi and Jean-Marie, who very soon gained a reputation for discovering marvellous terriors, the vineyard of Henri Bourgeois gradually extended over several villages in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, forming a mosaic of parcels cultivated with meticulous care.
In the mid 80’s, a modern, eco-friendly cellar was built to provide exceptionally good conditions for careful winemaking and wine ageing.
The current generation of the Bourgeois family decided to modernise the facilities by using the advantageous topography of the village to build a gravity-fed winery. Today, the 72 hectares cultivated by the Bourgeois family composes a palatte of 120 parcels.
The Pinot Noir is relatively fragile and demanding grape variety and needs a well drained ground and a temperate climate. That’s why it flourishes on the chalky-clay slopes around Sancerre.
“Les Baronnes” Sancerre rosé is a bled rosé. Juice is obtained by draining ("bleeding") vats of Pinot Noir juice after 48 hours of cold maceration. The alcoholic fermentation is conducted in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks (16 -18°C) followed by 4 to 5 months of maturation on its fine lees in order to have longer fermentations and more intense aromas.
This refreshing, very fruity rosé will seduce you with its bouquet of ripe red fruits. It's easy to drink, fresh and particularly well-balanced in structure and aromas. Enjoy “Les Baronnes” rosé well-chilled but not too cold – about 10°C should be enough
“Les Baronnes” rosé is a wonderful aperitif, like a ray of sunshine on your table! Great with salads, springtime meals, or picnics – it's also a splendid wine to accompany Asian cuisine!
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Name Henri Bourgeois 'Les Baronnes' Sancerre Rosé Country France Region Loire Valley ABV% 12.5% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir Size 750ml Dietary Information No