LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
The Reverdy’s reputation concerns both red and white cuvées, and there is also a rosé produced here. In the vineyard, yields are restricted and fruit is hand harvested. Each plot is fermented separately, and the cellar is well equipped with the option of stainless steel or wood for the fermentation and naturally, temperature control to preserve the freshness that characterises the white wines of the region. There are several white cuvées, starting with the straight Sancerre, and the Terre de Maimbray bottlings. Then comes Les Coûtes, from a single hillside plot of 50 year old vines, harvested at 45 hl/ha, followed by the Vielles Vignes, made from vines aged over 60 years, mostly from a single plot, harvested at less than 40 hl/ha, and fermented in old oak or acacia. All the wines rest on their lees over the winter, before bottling the following spring. These are wines of richness and depth that are gaining increasing recognition.