Select parcels from the villages of Verdigny, Saint-Satur, Sancerre and Thauvenay. The diversity of soils brings complexity, power and minerality to the wine. Intense aromas of flintstone, citrus, white peach and linden flowers. It is rich and fresh in the mouth with mineral notes, citrus fruit and a long finish. Perfect balance, clean and pure.
|Vintage:||2018||Grape Varietals:||100% Sauvignon Blanc||ABV:||13%|
Single vineyard (10 hectares) Average age of the vines: 20 years old 55% Flint soil + 35% Caillotes + 10% Terres Blanches (Kimmeridgian Marl) Vinification: cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, no oak, no malolactic fermentation.
A delicious wine, perfect with fish dishes, especially salmon, and a local goat cheese Crottin de Chavignol.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1GG164039SBS||375ml||24||Glass||7 84585 00047 0||1 07 84585 00047 7||$12.95|
|F1EE164073SBS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00006 7||1 07 84585 00006 4||$23.95|
|TBD||1.5L||6||Glass||7 84585 01520 7||1 07 84585 01520 4||$49.95|
"The 2017 Sancerre Blanc (all Sauvignon) offers a terrific sense of flinty minerality as well as outstanding notes of lime and orchard fruits. It’s medium-bodied, has yet integrated acidity, flawless balance, and a great finish. It’s an incredibly satisfying Sancerre that has both freshness and richness."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 91 pts
"A soft wine with quince and ripe red-apple flavors, this is open and packed with fruit. The acidity is there, adding freshness and finishing this rounded wine with a crisp lift. Drink now. - ROGER VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018), 87 pts
"A bright, herbaceous style, with flint, thyme and chive notes bouncing off one another, carried by crackling acidity
through the racy finish. A chalky echo adds length. Drink now through 2019. 5,000 cases made. - J.M."
- Wine Spectator (November 15th 2017), 91 pts + Smart Buy
"A flinty sauvignon cushioned by passion fruit richness, this presents ripeness in its soft, accommodating textures, while a line of greenness and flintiness runs underneath. In fact, more than half of this 25-acre vineyard is silex soils, the balance made up of caillottes and terres blanches. Give this wine a year to integrate in the bottle."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (April 2017), 91 pts - Year's Best Loire
"The wine is ripe and soft, with a style that is more towards tropical fruits. So apricots, ripe pears are cut with crisp acidity. The wine is tangy at the end with orange zest flavors. Drink from 2017."
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2016), 88 pts
"This ripe, full wine has layers of green fruits over the acidity and mineral texture. It is structured and shows plenty of tight texture. But the fruitiness dominates, giving a refreshing edge and a crisp aftertaste."
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2016), 91 pts - Editors' Choice
"The 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Sancerre La Reine Blanche, comes from a single vineyard and offers loads of crushed chalk and dust intermixed with grapefruit, lemon blossom and a hint of quince. It is fresh, medium-bodied and best drunk over the next 3-4 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"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 (April 2014), 87 pts
"Based in Verdigny, the Reverdy family has been farming since the 17th century. This single-site bottling, aged in steel, bursts with layered notes: thyme, river stones, quince and green apple. It's mineral-packed but mouth-filling, with a masterful polish to the texture and peach-like sweetness."
San Fransisco Chronicle (August 10th 2012)
"One of the most famous family names of the Loire Valley is Reverdy, and this particular one, Jean Reverdy, has turned out an outstanding 2011 Sancerre La Reine Blanche. Clean, pure notes of white flowers, quince, melon, and white peach are all present in this surprisingly opulent, fleshy, rather exuberant and flamboyant style of Sancerre, which is quite dry but surprisingly plush. Drink it over the next several years, as I don’t think it will be very long-lived."
Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 90 pts