Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 2016
This is an outstanding Sancerre producer with a long history of quality and prestige. When working in the New York market, we saw this domaine on the best wine lists in the finest restaurants, from fans of Kermit Lynch who knew how special Hippolyte Reverdy was. The label itself hasn't changed in decades (which we love) and neither has the style, which is unadulterated classic Sancerre. Loads of limestone in the nose and mouth with rich citrus fruit and green pear elements, a thick yet crisp texture, and some major body from the limestone soils. Pair this Sauvignon Blanc with fresh oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktail, chunks of crabmeat and/or cooked white fish dishes. This is very complex and delicious, from one of the best producers in Sancerre.