Perfect archetype Sancerre. Classy subtle well made wine. Extremely smooth elegant and Refined wine. Pleasing refreshing nose of green skin, citrus and Mediterranean soft fruit, greengage and lemon pith. On the pallet, a mouth watering mineral wine with texture. Crisp soft acidity that caresses you, gentle and perfect weight of kiwi and fig. Leaves you wanting more. Fills your whole pallet. At the opposite end of the taste profile to its New Zealand cousin name sake. Well worth trying if you are familiar with the New Zealand style and want to see the chic stylish original.
Ideal for a healthy clean and lean, lunch of sea bass, any white fish fillet (tip - on a bed of lentils and beetroot) equally at home with a more weighty fish and chips to contrast and cut through the batter and thick cut chips. NM February 2021. (With Battered Fish (Haddock) & Chips.)
About the Wine
100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are picked from different plots located on the three types of soil; the “Sancerrois”: Marl, Flinty, Pebbly limestone.
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted on a table in the vineyards, then transferred to the cellar with great care in order to preserve their integrity. The pneumatic pressing and cold settling lasting from 12 to 24 hours take place before the natural fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks. This vinification method gives the wine its typicity and respects the terroir.
Very nice pale yellow colour with pale green highlights. A lovely complex nose of citrus fruits, flowers and minerality. The entry is fresh and clean, then well-structured, with both roundness and liveliness. An ample wine, a beautiful aromatic power.
Jean-Christophe Pouteau, Sommelier-Cellar Master, qualified from Suze La Rousse Wine University.
Our white Sancerre wine will reach its peak from 6 to 12 months after the harvest and you’ll enjoy it all through the ageing. You can keep it from 3 to 6 years. It depends on the vintage and storage.
About the Winery
Est. 1952 in the village of Bue. 23 HA in total planted 70% Sb and 30% PN - All sustainably farmed.
In The Times weekend, Jane MacQuitty picked out 100 wines for Christmas, including Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre - she placed it at number 38.