Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Henri Bourgeois Winery

The Bourgeois winery is a few minutes drive from the town of Sancerre. It is family owned and operated and surrounded by their vineyards. We were able to tour the bottling area and cellars and then taste a range of their lovely wines. They make a full range from basic Sancerre white and red to more select single-vineyard wines. The treat of the day was their Vendange Tardive. This honey-like dessert wine is not made every year. They carefully select late harvest fruit and make very small quantities. We tasted the 1997 and it was truly nectar. They only sell this at the winery so it's a treasure. A couple of the 2005s will be tucked away in my checked baggage.

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