Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy, Sancerre Blanc ‘La Grand Rue’ 2020

£30.50 (75cl)

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SKU: LORE0620B

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Vinification in stainless steel vat (70%) and demimuids (30%) with neutral selected yeasts. Maturing on lees, during 9 months, wins stirring for the demi-muids depending on the tasting. Unfiltered wine.

Tasting note

Intense, pure nose with notes of lemon zest combined with a fine, spicy sensation. On the palate, this wine starts off powerful and full-bodied, revealing its minerality along with a nuance of tautness.

Food pairing

This Sancerre is a fine match for white meats served with a sauce, snails, or certain cheeses, and more…

About the producer

With Nicolas’ untimely death, Pascal Reverdy was faced with a big challenge. Helped by Nicolas’ widow Sophie and his own wife Nathalie, he decided to carry on the work he started with his brother; the results are superb with the same poised, mineral-driven whites and rich, crunchy-fruited reds.

The vineyards, the majority of which are located in Maimbray, lie on classic clay/ chalk soils known locally as ‘Terres Blanches’. The parcel of vines for the top red cuvée ‘À Nicolas’ is situated between Bué and Sancerre itself. Here the soils are pure chalk ‘Caillottes’. Working all the 14 hectares of vineyards manually, without weed killers or use of industrial fertilisers, contributes greatly to the ultimate quality of their wines, revealing an excellent natural expression of their origins. Pascal also believes in retaining grass cover between the rows in order to provide competition to the vines’ roots, reducing vineyard humidity and stimulating nitrogen production.

His wines are vinified separately, parcel by parcel. All are bottled with only a light or no filtration, after a few months of maturation in stainless steel or conical oak vats, depending on the particular cuvée. The red wines also spend several months in demi-muids (500- 600L) – most notably the cuvée ‘À Nicolas’ matures for 12 months. We are delighted to be working with one of the best domaines in Sancerre. To know Pascal’s wines is to know Sancerre.