Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre La Mercy-Dieu 2018
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This excellent domaine produces classic Sancerre with fruit, acidity and minerality in harmony, making them food-friendly and a true pleasure to drink. The present domaine was created in 1988, but the vineyards have been in the family since the turn of the century. The current generation, led by Franck Bailly, and most recently his nephew Aurelien (son of Franck’s brother Jean-François) has continued the family’s tradition and improved upon it with remarkable consistency and quality.
The domaine works 22 hectares of vines that are all planted in the appellation of Sancerre, 15.8 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 6.5 hectares of Pinot Noir. This wine is a blending made with grapes from different plots located on the three types of soil of the “Sancerrois”: Marly, Flinty, Pebbly limestone. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted on a table in the vineyards, then transferred to the cellar with great care in order to preserve their integrity. The pneumatic pressing and cold settling lasting from 12 to 24 hours take place before the natural fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks. This vinification method gives the wine its typicity and respects the terroir.
Look for a lovely complex nose of citrus fruits, flowers and minerality. The entry is fresh and clean, then well-structured, with both roundness and liveliness. An ample wine, a beautiful aromatic power. This wine fills your mouth. Lovely length. Ideal with goat cheese (dry and young), grilled fish and poultry.
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Sancerre|