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The philosophy of the French Bourgeois family, which has been growing grapes in Sancerre in the Loire Valley for 10 generations, shines through clearly in these excellent whites, such as this humbly priced, bone dry Sauvignon Blanc, which is organically certified and was fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness. Its complex creamy taste comes from three months on lees maturation on lees to add depth, which balances the fresh acidity in this zesty little wine. It was fined once and lightly filtered before bottling.  

“Why make good wine when you can make it excellent,” says Henri Bourgeois, of the famous French winemaking family, which has produced classic dry whites in Chavignol, in the Loire Valley, France, for 10 generations. 

His family came to New Zealand in 1999 to expand their Sauvignon Blanc production but it has always been about quality rather than volume. Even the (supposedly) entry level Sauvignon Blanc punches above its weight when it comes to quality and price. This Petit Clos Sauvignon retails for about $21.99 but it's all about flinty subtlety, texture and dry flavours. Not all lower priced Sauvignon Blanc produced in New Zealand is actually dry these days so it's incredibly refreshing to taste an entire line up that is.

* We also stock a wide range of the Henri Bourgeois Sancerres - ask our staff to point you in their direction for a great taste comparison.

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