The wine shows a pale salmon pink color and offers delicate aromas of roses and orange blossom that will develop into gooseberry and peach blossoms as the temperature in the glass rises. The palate is crisp, lean and elegant, but the flavors are quite persistent with cherry, blackcurrant, apricot and red currant aromas.
Pairs well with poultry and spicy food.
"Vivid orange-pink. Fresh strawberry, tangerine and floral scents are sharpened by a frisson of chalky minerality. Clean and racy on the palate, showing fine clarity to the red berry and citrus fruit flavors. Finishes minerally and dry, showing energetic lift and strong, mineral- and floral-driven persistence. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2021), 91 pts
"Jean Reverdy’s Sancerre Rosé is outstanding vintage after vintage. The 2020 bottling offers earth-accented, light red cherry scents that are picked up and amplified on the palate. It’s precise on the attack and reveals a fine focus and purity in the mouth. Very easy and refreshing to drink. 100% Pinot Noir from 90% direct press and 10% saignée grown on clay, limestone and marl soils. This 12 ha estate vineyard has been in the same family for 10 generations. Christophe Reverdy is the owner. - Don WINKLER"
- i-winereview.com (Rosés From Around the World: 2021 Annual Report), 91 pts
"Hued like light pink salmon. Showing aromas of dried cherry and nectarine, this Pinot Noir rosé is clean, zesty and focused with good depth of flavor and refreshing, tangy acidity. This is a rosé that can be used as either an aperitif or paired with white meat and fish dishes. - Don WINKLER"
- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 91 pts
"Diaphanous pink. Fresh red berry and floral scents take on a spicy aspect with air. Nicely concentrated yet lithe as well, offering juicy raspberry, tangerine and candied rose flavors that spread out slowly through the back half. Finishes on a lingering berry note, with a white pepper flourish adding final bite. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2020), 90 pts
"Produced with 100% Pinot Noir, this delicious and refreshing wine also has some weight. With acidity and Bing-cherry freshness the wine is gently textured, zesty and ready to drink. - Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (June/July 2020), 88 pts
"The light pink-hued 2019 Les Villots Rose from Jean Reverdy is a juicy, lightly textured, racy style of rosé that has quality cherry fruits, a touch of sappy herbs and white flowers, medium to light body, and crisp acidity that really comes through on the finish. It nevertheless stays nicely balanced and is a mouthwatering, very good rosé to enjoy over the coming summer months."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 88 pts
"Medium reddish pink. Offering a rich, ripe nose and a round ripe palate, the Les Villots rosé is soft and fruit forward with red berry and cherry aromas and flavors. There’s medium acidity, but there’s less vibrancy here than in prior vintages of this wine. Still, very pleasant and easy drinking."
- International Wine Review (Rosés of Pinot Noir from Around the World: The 2018 Vintage, June 2019), 90 pts
"Light salmon pink. Rose petals and the essence of red berries on the nose. Perfumed on a mineral-laden yet creamy palate with flavors of red berries and pomegranate. Superbly balanced and consistently delicious year after year."
- International Wine Review (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 92 pts
"A mix of 90% direct press and 10% saignée, the Reverdy Les Villots is a beautifully balanced rosé with vivacious acidity, very good balance, and enticing aromas and flavors of juicy red berries and pomegranate with excellent underlying minerality. This wine is consistently delicious, year after year."
- International Wine Review (July 2017), 91 pts
"The Les Villots offers assertive fragrance on the nose with strawberry and cherry flavors on the palate. It exhibits good concentration, excellent acidity and a persistent finish. - Don Winkler"
- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 90+ pts
"Light orange. Fresh raspberry, redcurrant and a subtle touch of jasmine on the incisive nose. Juicy raspberry and blood orange flavors become more minerally with air, offering an enticing combination of power and finesse. The mineral element drives the penetrating, long finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio GaIloni's Vinous (April 2015), 90 pts
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2015), 87 pts
"Firm and nervy, this radiates coolness, from the feel of its acidity to its crunchy sour cherry fruit. It's clean and precise, held firm by the limestone notes that run under the fruit. A terrific pour for a beet and goat cheese salad."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2014), 92 pts
"Medium pink rose. This is just what one wants in a rosé--perfect balance, freshness, bright acidity, and great purity of dried cherry, finishing long and rich. Mostly (90%) direct pressed Pinot Noir, 10% bled."
International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Report / April 2013), 92 pts
"This 100% Pinot Noir rose from Sancerre is a consistent winner. The 2012 exhibits wonderful aromas of bay leaf, spring flowers, pomegranate, sweet cherries and underlying earthiness as well as minerality. This forward, delicate, light-colored rose should provide plenty of pleasure over the next year."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY
Domaine Jean Reverdy is located in Verdigny, one of the top villages in Sancerre. The domaine dates back to 1650 and has been in the family for about 10 generations. ...