Domaine Jean Reverdy is just outside the village of Verdigny, which is home to some of Sancerre's most lauded vineyards. Dating back to 1650, the 30-acre estate has been worked continuously by family hands for 10 generations. Now Christophe Reverdy, son of the late Jean Reverdy, produces around 8,000 cases per year, 70 percent of which is exported to wine drinkers around the world.
The Jean Reverdy Sancerre is comprised of 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc from a single vineyard, with chalky soil and a minimum vine age of 25 years. To preserve its pure, racy character, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and has not seen so much as a splinter of oak. Fresh and lively aromas of melon, white currant, citrus blossom, lemon rind, lime and mineral rise from the glass. On the palate, assorted citrus fruits, green apple, lemongrass, sage and chalk flavors manage to be lush yet delicate. Offering both richness and wellfocused poise, this wine's irresistible charms will appeal to Sancerre veterans, as well as those just now discovering this treasure of the Loire Valley.