2016 Henri Bourgeois Côtes des Monts Damnés Sancerre
For 10 generations, the Bourgeois family has been cultivating vines in the heart of the Sancerre region. They have established their domain in the well-known village of Chavignol reputed for its wines (produced from vines grown on steep and well-exposed slopes). The near-vertical slope of the Monts Damnés produces wines that have delicate tropical fruit (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and vibrant citrus aromas. The palate confirms this fruitiness and brings a nice and clean mineral note. Served at 10-12°C, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. With three to five years of bottle-aging, the wine gains roundness, richness and complexity. This wine can be enjoyed with a great variety of dishes: Asian recipes, white meats like veal escalope stuffed with prawns and marjoram. As for cheese, a Munster would do a great match. 93 Points - Wine Spectator Very taut in feel, with tangy verbena, asparagus, lime pith, flint and gooseberry notes that are compressed into a piercing and pure filament. The long, rapierlike finish ends with an echo of chalk dust. Drink now through 2022.