Wine of the Week: Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Region: Sancerre, Loire

Style: Sancerre

Country: France

Winery: Henri Bourgeois

Tasting Notes: Pale and beautiful in the glass, you know you’re in for something special. Delicate pear and apple on the nose and lime on the tongue, a dry but friendly mineral finish. Absolutely delightful.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: Yes, I know. Another white wine. But this one is special. One caveat for serving - make sure it’s ice cold. Let me repeat. Ice cold. Like Hemingway prefers. Actually, this quote from A MOVEABLE FEAST is what brought me to try Sancerre in the first place. If it’s good enough for Papa, it’s good enough for me.

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

Pairings: Oysters, naturally. 😉

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