Sancerre is about so much more than Sauvignon Blanc these days. Its rosés from Pinot Noir are great alternatives to Provençal pink, and every bit as delicious: pale, dry, with savoury concentration and complex length. This has a lovely juicy palate and the mineral flicker of vibrant acidity so quintessential of this classic cool climate region.
Located in the small village of Verdigny, the Reverdys have long been making excellent wine. Created by Bernard Reverdy decades ago, the domaine is currently owned and run by his enthusiastic and passionate son Noël and his wife Claudine. Though their 12 hectares were once majority Pinot Noir, following phylloxera Sauvignon Blanc took over making it the majority grape within their vineyards (80%). Besides producing racy Sancerre Blanc, their long expertise with Pinot has given them a well known reputation for making noteworthy rosé as well. Pressed directly from ripe yet crunchy berries, it is just what Sancerre rosé should be - light rose petal pink in colour with a zesty, fruity and fresh palate. A Goedhuis exclusive.
The picturesque town of Sancerre perches atop a hill on the left bank of the Loire with vineyards planted on limestone and clay hillsides. A total of 14 villages and 3 hamlets have the rights to produce Sancerre, and, due to the increasing popularity of the wine, the area under vine trebled in the last quarter of the 20th century. Often considered the classic home of Sauvignon Blanc, good Sancerre is crisp, elegant and aromatic, and among the finest and most complex Sauvignons in the world. Delicate reds and roses are also made from Pinot Noir.