The domaine is to be found in the village of Chavignol, and is one of most important houses 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. There is also an operation in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. This delightful Sauvignon Blanc comes from vineyards adjacent to Sancerre and is a particularly aromatic and fragrant example of the grape.
A pale straw in the glass. On the nose, aromas of lime, pear and passion fruit. Fresh and clean on the palate with vegetal notes and a hint of minerality. The finish is short and pleasantly tart making this a great food wine. Drink with spring vegetable pilaf, garlic prawns or a classic Greek salad.