2020 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre "La Côte des Monts Damnés", Loire Valley, France

The delicate tropical fruit aromas and the clean, mineral, and fruity palate testify to La Côte des Monts Damnés' pedigree as an exceptional wine from one of the finest slopes in the Sancerre appellation.



During the harvest, only the very ripest grapes are hand-picked and carefully brought to the cellar where they are gently pressed to release their aromas. The must is left to settle naturally for a couple of days and fermented, in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured on its fine lees between 9 to 10 months before bottling.


For 10 generations, the Famille Bourgeois has committed efforts and emotions to working with vines, creating wines, and sharing their personalities. For the ancestors, the vine was already a passion into which they threw themselves, in addition to growing necessary subsistence crops and keeping a few goats.

However, the main figure of the turning point in the family’s history was Henri Bourgeois. From cultivating two hectares on the slopes of Chavignol, he took the audacious step in the 1950s of concentrating on his vines in an as yet unknown area. That is where wines of high quality were born to which he gave his name.His sons, Jean-Marie and Rémi, joined him in the 1960s and continued the adventure. They discovered new terroirs, bought land, developed partnerships with other Sancerre families, and turned themselves into ambassadors for Sancerre’s reputation in France, then abroad.

Today, Arnaud, Lionel, and Jean-Christophe Bourgeois are just as much the heirs of those men as the initiators of the future of the vines and wines of the house. A family working together, expressing its vivacity and its own generous personalities through its wines, which are now naturally associated with the name of “Famille Bourgeois”.


Grape(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Sustainable