This delicious rosé from renowned Sancerre producer Henri Bourgeois is produced from 100% Pinot Noir. Like all his wines it is beautifully balanced and bursting with ripe berry fruit. Great with grilled tuna or prawn tempura.
Sancerre is world-famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, but also a little very light red and rosé is made from Pinot Noir. This is a dry rosé bursting with cherry and berry fruit. The wine needs food to show at its best. Would suit grilled tuna or Asian dishes.
Henri Bourgeois is one of those producers that any wine region would be lucky to have. They combine size and quality, which is important, because it means there’s a reasonable amount of wine to go round. Things started small here: this family-owned domaine was founded with 2 hectares in 1935, plus some polyculture. Now it has 70 hectares of vines (64 in Sancerre and 6 in neighbouring Pouilly-Fumé), plus a winery in New Zealand (Clos Henri, with 45 hectares in Marlborough).
Sancerre is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC)in the eastern part of the Loire valley, southeast of Orléans. Almost all of the appellation lies on the left bank of the Loire, opposite Pouilly-Fumé. It is famous for making some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc which is richer and rounder than the wines of Pouilly-Fumé across the river. Sancerre also makes some very light reds and rosé wines from Pinot Noir which accounts for less than 30% of production.
Pinot Noir rosés are often produced in coolish regions so are commonly high in acidity and light in weight making them versatile with food. Could work well with grilled tuna or eel, washed rind cheeses like Epoisses and charcuterie.