Wednesday April 1, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

A strawberry-accented rosé best served chilled, a well-priced competitor for New World shiraz, and a top-flight cabernet sauvignon.

2nd June, 2012
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Petit Bourgeois, Rosé de Pinot Noir 2011: a wine for plenty of ageing or long decanting.

TO TRY

This is a casual, strawberry-accented wine begging to be served chilled. Henri Bourgeois, its producer, is one of the most respected in Sancerre, as the family has been making wine and rather nice goat's cheese there for 11 generations. The Bourgeois clan were raising pinot noir before it was wiped out by phylloxera, leaving Sancerre as essentially a sauvignon blanc enclave.

A tiny bit of full-blown pinot noir rouge is made, but this rosé...

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