To secure this future Tuesday night Hall of Famer, we had to get way way off the Rue Nationale Finding value takes work and knowledge of the back roads of wine country because it’s never right in front of you. This time, we had to go south and west of Sancerre on the winding roads that lead to the village of Reuilly.
This beautiful white wine comes from multiple parcels of Sauvignon Blanc in the lieux-dit, Les Lignis, where the soils are clay-limestone over calcareous marl, full of Jurassic ammonite fossils, (just as they are in Menetou Salon and Sancerre). It hits with waves of green apple and pears, jasmine blossoms, and even some citrus – along with some nutty notes and hints of lavender. The more time it spends in the glass, the more it evolves, even adding a spicy factor on the finish that begs you to come back for more.