2020 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre
2020 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre This Sancerre Rose is made of 100% Pinot Noir from vines averaging 30 years in age. The result is a mineral driven wine which displays a complexity and age ability not found in many rose wines from the Loire Valley. The ultimate refresher on a hot day and ready to enjoy with chicken or pork on a warm summer day. A Kermit Lynch Selection
Does it get more classic than this? Like Chablis and Muscadet, Sancerre is a quintessential white wine appellation of France, beloved for its famous Kimmeridgian limestone and crisp blancs that sing at apéro hour. This AOC also happens to be home to half a dozen vignerons named Reverdy. Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, a family farm that has been making wine for many generations—since the 1600s—is our favorite, producing Sancerres with trademark notes of fresh spring flowers and a zesty, mineral finish.
Since Kermit began to work with Hippolyte, the first Reverdy in this family to bottle, in the 1980s, the wines have been consistently excellent. The current generation, Julie Guiard—Hippolyte’s granddaughter—is as much a humble farmer as any of her ancestors, foregoing vacation and travel to make sure everything is in exactly the right place in her vines and cellar. As we celebrate 40 years of importing Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, join me in opening a bottle of this charming Sancerre that represents what we love most about tradition in French winemaking.