2015 Bailly Reverdy Sancerre Chavignol
grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon
"Very nice bright and clear colour, pale yellow with pale green highligts. A lovely open nose, expressive on citrus notes : lemon, grapefruit. It's very fresh in the mouth, you can taste the citrus notes with a hint of minerality. Lovely balanced and delicate. It will be ideal to accompany seafood, grilled fish, and fresh goat cheese.
This excellent domaine produces classic, letter-perfect Sancerre: fruit, acidity, and minerality are all in perfect harmony, making them incredibly food-friendly and endlessly enjoyable. 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. Just before Franck’s father, Bernard, retired, the domaine purchased a 5 hectare domaine in Chavignol with vineyards on the very reputable hillsides – Les Monts Damnés, Les Comtesses, Les Bouffants. They now own approximately 6 ha of vines in Chavignol, most of which are used for the Chavignol cuvee. The vines are planted on the very steep slopes of Chavignol: 2/3 are planted in the clayey-limestone terres blanches and 1/3 in the rocky limestone pebbles caillottes.
While not technically organic, Bailly-Reverdy does not use herbicides, plants grass and herbs between their vine rows and practices ‘lutte raisonnée’ in the vineyard (sustainable practices)." - Winery