Ahhh, Spring has Sprung. . . .wait, it’s Summer! After those days of excruciating heat, we’re now well into the low to mid 80’s and feeling wonderful, maybe it’s an early Autumn? Might be that I’m slightly optimistic, time will tell.
But those cool calm sunny days did pique my interest in having a wine that will no longer need to cool me down, only elevate my meal. On a recent excursion to my local wine shop, I found just the thing and at a price hard to resist, right around $12.99. Okay, exactly $12.99!
Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Coming from the slopes in the Loire Valley in France and produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this is but one wine in a long line of excellent offerings from the House of Henri Bourgeois. Predominantly Sauv Blanc from the areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, I have been a big fan of their wines for many years. Not surprising due to my affinity (no, that’s another wine altogether) towards Sauv Blanc and towards the more mineral and citrus notes this wine brings.
It was a perfect pairing for the dish of Scallops on a bed of Rice with Broccoli that I had planned for the evening. Light and bright with that citrus and a touch of tropical fruit notes combined to yield the perfect complement to the food, and maybe just as importantly, to the weather! Oh, don’t forget the great price for such an appealing wine.
Want to splurge? Try their “Les Baronnes” or “La Côte des Monts Damnés” or maybe wine from older vines, their “La Bourgeoise” or my favorite “Jadis.” If you see the name of Henri Bourgeois on the label, you can’t go wrong.