Henri Bourgeois Quincy Haute Victoire 2018
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Quincy|
Quincy is situated in the eastern Loire and received AOC status in 1936 for Sauvignon Blanc and bears some of oldest vineyards in the region. The wines from the village are said to be softer than those from neighbouring Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume and this excellent example from the Bourgeois estate illustrates just this. The domaine is to be found in the village of Chavignol, and is one of most important in Sancerre, operating both as a grower and négociant. The family have been making wine in Sancerre for ten generations, although until recently the holdings were relatively small, (only 2 hectares in 1950.) Today there are 65 hectares run by Jean-Marie Bourgeois, with the domaine providing half of the firm's needs, the remaining half being purchased from local growers. This elegant white is typical of the wines from Quincy. Fermented in stainless steel tanks over winter, it remains on its lees for some months before bottling in April.
A delightful pale-golden in colour. On the nose, delicate notes of citrus fruits and sweet geranium. On the palate, fresh and crisp but simultaneously round and well balanced. The finish is fruity and aromatic. Great with a fillet of salmon served with citrus butter, garlic stuffed chicken or Asian pork with a spinach stir fry.
Notes of baking spice and tarragon glide along the edges of nectarine and pear flavors in this moderately complex white. Intense finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases made, 200 cases imported.
In the soft style typical of this small region west of Sancerre, this wine is fruity, with apple and lime flavors and a mineral texture. Freshness makes the wine bright and refreshing. Drink now.
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