Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fumé En Travertin
Viticulture and Terroir
This Pouilly-Fumé comes from the chalky-clay hills of Saint-Andelain, peak of the appellation where winegrowing dates back to the romanera. It’s terroir made of hardcalcareous rock gives Pouilly Fumé its minerality, finesse, its rather fresh and lively character and its name. « Travertin » is in fact a form of limestone formed by sedimentation.
After a gentle pressing and 24 hour settling of the juice, the wine ferments in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at 15-18°C. These long fermentations give more intense and delicate aromas. The wine then needs five months of maturation on its fine lees at cool temperature before bottling.
This wine is concentrated and very fruity while also being stylish and elegant. Sauvignon grape variety is the most dominant aspect of this charming wine. It displays its elegance, fruitiness - white fruits, light citrus - and is very persistent on the palate.
Wine and Food
This wine is a marvelous match with shellfish, fish, white meats and goat cheese. For example a turbot with spinach and feta cheese, or a Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese with toasted sesame seeds.
Terroir : Chalky clay
Ageing potential : 3 to 5 years
Best served at : 10°C
- Product Name: Pouilly-Fumé En Travertin
- Producer: Famille Bourgeois
- Country Region Appellation:
- Pouilly Fume
- Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
- Agricultural Standards: Sustainable
- Closure: Cork