Daniel Reverdy began working with his father in the late 1970s, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the domaine began selling its wine under its own name. During this period Daniel had completely replanted the family’s vineyards. Since domaine bottling began Daniel, now joined by his son Cyrille, has rebuilt the winery and invested in more land. The domaine now covers around 9.5ha and sells 90% of its wine under its own name.
The Sancerre 2017 is grown on chalky white soils with patches of silex, the local flint. The vines are now around 25 years old. In the winery the juice is treated as gently as possible to protect the delicate aromatics, fermentation takes place in stainless steel and the wine then rests on its lees for six months with occasional battonage. This lees stirring brings richness and complexity to the wine.
The 2017 is an utterly classic Sancerre with crystalline citrus and gooseberry fruit, chalky mineral acidity and a racy, energetic length which would be perfect with seafood. A couple of years in the bottle has given a note of honey, rounding the acidity a little and adding a sense of harmony and completeness. Delicious now.