The tiny village of Sancerre in the France’s Loire Valley has been the spiritual home of Sauvignon Blanc for centuries. It owes its success to chalky and flinty soils, a cool climate and gently sloping vineyards – all of which bring out an intensity of aroma and raciness of flavor that has made Sancerre coveted the world over.
This one’s really special. It hails from the critically acclaimed Domaine Daniel Reverdy and the Loire’s exceptional 2015 vintage. Sporting a slew of medals (including gold from a top local show), it also boasts 90 points from Decanter magazine, which gave it this enticing tasting note:
“Flecks of green in the glass lead onto hedgerow and white flower aromas with a hint of roasted almonds. The palate feels soft at first, but then shows nice energy, with notes of preserved lemon and a creamed peach character.”
We’ve been championing the wines of the Reverdy family since 2002, when they produced their first estate-bottled wines. Being sticklers for premium quality, they have just eight hectares of vines. While Daniel Reverdy tends the vineyards, his son Cyrille – having returned home after years of training in Burgundy – looks after the winemaking. He named this exclusive ‘Cuvée Malie’ after his daughters, Manon and Julie. It’s a classic match for goat cheese (another Sancerre specialty) or fresh seafood.
This is a perfect opportunity to taste a top-notch 2015 Sancerre for a reasonable price. Very limited cases – secure your share today.