Domaine Jean Reverdy is located in Verdigny, one of the top villages in Sancerre. It dates back to 1650 and has been in the Reverdy family for about 10 generations. Christophe Reverdy, son of the late Jean Reverdy, is the current propreitor.
The domaine spreads over 12 hectares (29.64 acres): 9 hectares Sauvignon, and 3 hectares Pinot Noir. The age of the vines is 25 years and older. The vineyard is divided into 15 parcels located on the hills of Verdigny, Saint Satur, Sancerre and Thauvenay.
The vineyards are planted on three different types of soil: silicious-clay soils, “Terres a Silex” (east of the hills) 55%; pebbly limestone soils, known as the “Caillottes” 35%; clay and limestone white soils, the “Terres Blanches” (west of the hills) 10%.
100% sauvignon blanc from a single vineyard, vinified in stainless, no oak, no malolactic fermentation.
“One of the most famous family names of the Loire Valley is Reverdy, and this particular one, Jean Reverdy, has turned out an outstanding 2011 Sancerre La Reine Blanche. Clean, pure notes of white flowers, quince, melon, and white peach are all present in this surprisingly opulent, fleshy, rather exuberant and flamboyant style of Sancerre, which is quite dry but surprisingly plush. Drink it over the next several years.”
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 90 pts