One of the most famous and sought after French whites, Sancerre has been called the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc. Located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley, there is no better expression of this varietal in the world! Such is the case for Henri Bourgeois's La Cote des Monts Damnes, an extremely steep south and south-west facing slope in the village of Chavignol composed of the famed Kimmeridgian soil made up of fossilized seashells and clay Sancerre is known for. This unique terroir is the unofficial top cru of Sancerre and the world’s best vineyard when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc with depth, power, and aging potential. Only a handful of wineries own property on this slope, and Henri Bourgeois owns more of it than anyone, and in a prime location straddling the top of the hill. It's like the Cannubi of Sancerre.
"The 2022 La Cotes des Monts Damnés is a ripe, full-bodied style with power and weight. It is pure, fragrant and attractive even in youth, with floral and richly fruity characters - all nectarine and pineapple flavors. Expect a concentrated, intense wine that retains a sense of purpose and a lightly chalky texture. One for the long haul." Vinous Media, 93 Points