Sancerre is a region in France where the white grape is 100% Sauv Blanc. No country is as legislated as France. Their laws are the tightest ranging all the way from controlling grape production all the way to labelling of the bottle and and everything in between. The highest level of certification in France is AOC. If the wines does not qualify for AOC (or not yet) they they are Vin de pays, table wine. This wine is AOC.
Pale in color with a lovely grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely rich edgy grassy notes. This can hold it’s own with a New Zealand sauv blanc. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice citrus notes along with some lively acidity. It’s nice and dry and crips. This is a very food friendly wine. I would give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre — VINTAGES#: 542548
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Clear pale lemon colour; subtle aromas of citrus and mineral; extra dry with flavours of grapefruit, and lemon with minerally notes; medium length finish, drink now WAS $25.95 $23.95 SAVE $2.00
Release Date:April 1, 2016 Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Loire, France By:Henri Bourgeois Sugar Content:3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful
Description For 10 generations, the name ‘Henri Bourgeois’ has been synonymous with passionate precision winemaking. The clay and limestone ridges of Chavignol evoke classic gooseberry, grapefruit and fresh herb tones. Try this with scallops, oysters or tuna steaks.