Wine Advocate Henri Bourgeois, 2014 Bourgeois Sancerre 'Jadis'
"From the Kimmeridgian marl soils in Chavignol, the 2014 Sancerre Jadis displays a smoky bouquet of crushed stones along with ripe and intense white stone fruit and refreshing citrus aromas. Firm and mineral on the palate, with grip and a refreshing lemon flavor, the Jadis is finesse-full and powerful, as well as elegant and filled with tension and salt. This is a complex wine with a lingering stoniness and salinity, as well as mango aromas. Excellent aging potential. Great purity." –Oct-16
This cuvée comes from soils of kimmeridgian marls, recognizable for clusters of comma shaped small fossilized oyster shells (ostrea virgula) from the slopes of Chavignol.
After pressing, the juice is allowed 2 days of natural clarification by sedimentation. Fermentation occurs in both barrel and tank for complexity. The wine is racked and bottled in accordance with the lunar cycle.