A model for Sauvignon Blanc born from the Loire’s Kimmeridgian limestone. Reverdy’s trademark is a generous flavor of blossoming flowers channeled over the palate, culminating in a finely etched mineral finish. Ethereal and full of charm, this Sancerre comes into precise focus on the crisp, mouthwatering finale.
Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Vineyard
Hippolyte Reverdy's family has been making wine in the charming village of Verdigny, a commune of Sancerre in the eastern Loire, for many generations—perhaps as far back as 1600. Traditional in nature, the farm was planted to multiple crops, and the Reverdys raised goats and made small quantities of wine from their own vines for local consumption. It was not until the end of World War II that Hippolyte began increasing his Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir production, selling it to accommodate increasing demands from Paris. Michel joined his father and brothers in 1971, shortly after finishing high school. Slowly but surely, Michel has found his own rhythm. Like his father Hippolyte REVERDY before him, Michel devotes all his time to his 14 hectares (11 planted with Sauvignon Blanc and 3 with Pinot Noir); he manages every aspect of the business from the production to the sales of his red, white and rose wines.
"Sancerre Blanc is one of the great iconic wines of France setting the benchmark for quality Sauvignon Blanc production around the world. This 2021 expression is a true revelation and opens up in the glass with an aromatic coolness bursting with fragrant white flowers, yellow tropical fruits, freshly cut green apple and delicate elderflower nuances. The crystalline palate is medium bodied but beautifully pure and fresh showing plenty of energetic fruit concentration, a deliciously tangy acidity and a classical, well-delineated mouthfeel that reveals hints of cassis, green apple, lime peel, yellow grapefruit and a flinty, saline liquid minerality on the finish. So utterly gorgeous and refined, this is what top notch Sancerre is all about. Drink on release and over the next 3 to 5+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW, 94+