Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rouge 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rouge 2018
SKU: 04313

Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rouge 2018


750ml
$29.99

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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.

If you have never tried a red wine from Sancerre, there is a likely explanation: only 10–20% of the wines from that appellation are red, even though the Sancerrois have been cultivating and vinifying Pinot Noir for centuries! In the late 1980s, Kermit Lynch asked Hippolyte’s son Michel to try aging his small amount of Sancerre rouge in the traditional demi-muids and bottling it unfiltered. Michel agreed to run this experiment with the cuvées we imported, but he continued to filter his Pinot Noir for other customers. Eventually those clients tasted our unfiltered cuvée and requested this style for themselves. So, in 2003, Michel finally decided to bottle all of his reds unfiltered. One whiff of this charming, Paris-bistro Pinot Noir from Sancerre and you know you’re not in Burgundy. Pure, classy fruit sing tenor without any interference from the earthy bass that often makes itself heard in Bourgogne rouge. This Pinot Noir is for pleasure and refreshment, not for pondering.

—Tom Wolf


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