Friday, August 21, 2015

Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre

Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 2013
Verdigny, Loire Valley, France

Holy bananas. I love this wine. It was brought to tasting group a few weeks ago by a colleague, and I couldn't have been more pleased. What a treat!

This branch of the Reverdy family has been making wine in the Loire for centuries. These Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown in the village of Verdigny on clay and Kimmeridgean limestone. Reverdy employ a natural farming style known as "Lutte Raisonnée" which minimizes the use of pesticides and herbicides.  This "Reasoned Fight" helps to maintain the biodiversity of the soil. Hopefully these sustainable methods can help the family to continue to make wine here for centuries to come.

Review: This Sancerre has pronounced aromas of elderflower, ripe apricot, and green melon. The palate is dry with zesty acidity, and a mouthfilling texture. The flavors of stone fruit, lemon, mandarin, passion fruit, stoney minerals, and wild herbs are quite concentrated and pronounced.

This wine is simply outstanding. It has a balanced body and round mouthfeel, with a beautiful complexity in the array of flavors. So very yummy.

Food Pairing: This would be perfect with a green salad with creamy goat cheese.

Bottom Line: So very delicious. Everything I could want from a Sancerre.


Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: Sancerre AOC  (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée)
  • GRAPE: Sauvignon Blanc
  • BOOZE: 13.5% 
  • CELLAR: Drink through 2022

Where did I get it? Sampled at tasting group! But you can order from a wine shop near you.
What's the damage? High Price

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