Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rouge 2016
Talk about an intriguing and rare wine... this is a Sancerre ROUGE (not the white you drink all summer long as an aperitif!) and as such, is made of 100% Pinot Noir. There is very little Sancerre rouge made in the Loire Valley, and this is one of the region's top producers. Known for quality and prestige, Hippolyte Reverdy is from Kermit Lynch, a premier importer of French wines. The label itself hasn't changed in decades (which we love) and neither has the style of the house, which is traditional Sancerre, Their red here is made from vines averaging 30 years, planted in Siliceous Clay and Gravelly limestone soils. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed , fermentation lasts for 2-3 weeks, the must undergoes pump-overs twice a day for ideal tannin and color extraction and the wine is racked into 400-L barrels for the year, interrupted only by a natural malolactic fermentation in the Spring. Bottled unfiltered.
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Sancerre|