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Sancerre Cuvee d'Antan Henri Bourgeois 2014/15

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One Line Description Sancerre Bourgeois Cuvée d’Antan, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Biodynamic Vineyard, barrel aged, delicious.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Henri Bourgeois
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Silex (Flinty soil)
Maturation 18 months in barrels with batonnage
Ageing Potential 10 years plus
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Sancerre Bourgeois Cuvée d’Antan, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Biodynamic Vineyard, barrel aged, delicious. Sancerre Cuvee d'Antan is made is from 70 year old vines on a single vineyard with Silex (flinty) soil, made in the old style from vines on south-facing slopes. Viticulture is biodynamic, grapes are harvested by hand and after pressing and maceration the wine is left in old wooden barrels for eighteen months with constant 'batonnage'. Racking is done after the full moon. The style is very generous: the wine fills the mouth with layer after layer of creamy fruit, a touch of 'breadiness' from the lees and the terroir notes of truffle and warm stone.

Domaine Henri Bourgeois is an acclaimed producer whose wines still exhibit the complexity of the terroir of Chavignol, being chalky with a touch of gun-flint, initially steely, then ripening in the mouth with a broad array of flavours and wonderful length.

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