Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy Sancerre
The Reverdy family have been in Maimbray for many generations with their current vineyards being planted in 1985. The 2018 Reverdy Terre de Maimbray Sancerre is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, with all grapes being hand harvested & farmed using organic principles. The main takeaway here is the purity of fruit and the sense of minerality that forms the backbone of the wine. The fruit aromas & flavours (pear, gooseberry & white peaches) are all present, but it is the fine acidity line and the chalky mineral edge that elevates this wine to something special. A thrilling reminder of how good Sauvignon Blanc can be.
With his brother Nicolas’ untimely death, Pascal Reverdy decided to carry on the work they’d started together – helped by Nicolas’ widow Sophie and his own wife Nathalie. in the tiny hamlet of Maimbray, Pascale works his 14 ha of vineyards manually and organically, without weed killers or industrial fertilisers, to produce incredible Sancerre that sings of place and purity. Grapes are hand picked and hand sorted, before being vinified separately, parcel by parcel, matured in stainless steel or conical oak vats and bottled with little to no filtration.