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Domaine Henri Bourgeois - Pouilly Fume La Demoiselle 2016


  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Loire
  • Wine Area: Sancerre
  • Wine Maker: Raymond Bourgeois
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Steamed skate with spinach in a tangy sauce. Filleted farm hen breast in supreme sauce with roasted apple macaire

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 to 89 (2011) WS: 89 (2014) WE: 91 (2014) JG: 92 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

A wine that displays its elegance, fruitiness and roundness which is very persistent in the mouth and is a wonderful partnered with shellfish – ideal summer wine.

Winery Information

Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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 negociant.The Bourgeois family have been making wine in Sancerre for ten generations, although until recent times the family business has been small. In 1950, under the control of Henri Bourgeois himself, the Domaine. was.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)88 to 89 pts

Wine Advocate #201. Jun 2012. Reviewer : David Schildknecht. From 30-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian soils in Pouilly-Fume satellite St-Laurent, and raised in small part in older barriques but tasted as a final assemblage, the Bourgeois 2011 Pouilly-Fume Les Demoiselles evokes lime, honeydew melon, mint, basil, and honeysuckle: aromatically delightful, and then present on a generously juicy palate and in a refreshing, sustained finish, marking a dramatic contrast with the tightly constricted concentration exhibited by the corresponding 2010. Given the sense of energy projected here, I can well imagine the wine remaining impressive for the next several years.

Wine Spectator (2014)89 pts

This sports lively thyme and asparagus notes, backed by a core of lemon curd. Paraffin and smoke hints fill in on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2014)91 pts

From vineyards owned by the producer just across the river from its home base in Sancerre, this wine has the rich intensity that is proper to a Pouilly Fumé. It has bold ripe fruits and a toasty edge along with a strong minerality from the flinty soil. Drink this wine from 2018.

Jamie Goode (2014)92 pts

20-25% fermented in oak. Kimmeridgian marl soil. From the extremity of the appellation. This is a concentrated yet subtle wine with delicate green notes. Fine herbs and some apple and lemon notes. Lovely acidity here with nice focus. Lovely acid here.

Vinification Notes

After a gentle pressing and 24-hour settling of the juice, the wine ferments in stainless steel tanks at 15 to 18°c. This is followed by five months of maturation on its fine lees.