Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rouge (750ml)
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The Reverdy family has been making wine in the village of Verdigny, a communed of Sancerre, for many generations; their viticulture roots could go back as far as 1600! At the end of World War II, patriach Hippolyte increased his production in order to supply the increasing demand from Paris. Hippolyte and his three sons began bottling small quantities under their own label, although the lion’s share of the grapes was still being sold off to the local cave coopérative. Michel joined his father and brothers in 1971, shortly after finishing high school and Kermit Lynch began working with the domaine for the first time in 1983. Tragedy struck the family shortly after, Michel`s father and two brother`s passed away. Michel gathered up his strength and took over the domaine; today he farms fourteen hectares of vineyards on his own and crafts soulful and delicious wines.
Michel Reverdy`s Sancerre rouge is much talked about amoung those who love pure Pinot Noir. The grapes are entirely de-stemmed and fermentation lasts for 2-3 weeks. The must undergoes pump-overs twice a day for ideal tannin and colour extraction. The wine is racked into 400-L barrels for the year, interrupted only by a natural malolactic fermentation in the Spring. The wine is then racked almost a year after the harvest for the final blending and then bottled unfiltered.