Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Rose
Henri Bourgeois established his domaine in Chavignol, a town which is probably more famous for its goat's cheese - Crottin de Chavignol - than its wine. Nevertheless, the domaine has become one of the most important houses in Sancerre, operating both as a grower and as a négociant. The Bourgeois family have been making wine in Sancerre for ten generations. Today the firm is run by Jean-Marie Bourgeois, with apparent boundless energy. Having grown to an impressive 65 hectares. 'Les Baronnes' comes from the slopes separating the Chavignol from Sancerre, the terroir being an amalgam of clay and limestone chalk and is more vinous and herbaceous than it's white cousins with notes of elderflower and Ivy as well as ripe kiwi fruit. Masses of ripe red berry flavours make this fantastic summer drinking. Try this rosé chilled to accompany a summer picnic - very refreshing.