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The Cost of Damned Montons

This weekend we harvested our parcels of Sauvignon blanc on the Coast of the Damned Montons (Côte des Monts Damnés) which will be at the origin of our wines "Le MD de Bourgeois" and "Sancerre Jadis". As for the parcels at the origin of our white Sancerre "La Vigne Blanche" they will be harvest this Monday October 25. To return on this kimméridgien marls slope baptized the Coast of the Damned Montons, the wine resulting from this hard and testing slope for the winegrowers was the object of serious covetousnesses since the 11th century and in particular by the lords and leading citizens.

This soil is, we point out it to you, an amalgam of fine clay and relatively chalky with fragments of fossilized shells going back to approximately 60 million years. Besides we find this nature of soil on the vineyards of Chablis and of course of Pouilly-Fumé. The characteristic of the wines resulting from this slope is in their expression as floral as fruity, mineral and complex. In mouth, those wines are always very ample and of a rich substantial.

After being transported quickly on the higher level of the gravitating cellar (reception of the harvest), the grapes were convoyed to the pneumatic press by respecting the entirety of bays. Then those were delicately pressed with low pressure. The juice obtained was then run out by gravity to the settling cellar where it will remain out of tank at a temperature from 8 to 10°C during 24 to 48h in order to be clarified. After being racked, the clear juice was put out of tank stainless for the elaboration of our "Le MD de Bourgeois" whereas for the single vineyard dedicated to our "Sancerre Jadis", its juice was partly past oak barrels of 3 and 4 years.


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Nos vendanges en images

Nous vous invitons à découvrir et à suivre au jour le jour nos vendanges en images.
We invite you to discover and follow day by day our harvest in pictures.

Chaque jour vous retrouverez les photos des activités à la vigne et dans la cave en photos dans nos galeries.
Every day we will find again the photos of the activites in the vineyard and the cellar in our gallery.


Pour tout commentaire ou remarque vous pouvez nous adresser un email à emilie@henribourgeois.com.
For any commentary or note you could send us an email at emilie@henribourgeois.com.

Pour retourner sur le site Henri Bourgeois.
To go back to the Henri Bourgeois web site.


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