Reuilly: Gerard Cordier Blanc 2019
This Reuilly wine is a fantastic, understated Sauvignon blanc, produced by the Cordier family, one of our longest-serving suppliers. We have shipped this wine in every vintage for over four decades - it is unfailingly zesty, crisp and refreshing.
The superb Sauvignon blanc has a bracing bouquet of wild flowers and camomile with crisp, nettle and gooseberry flavours on the palate.
Local aficionados aver that oysters are the finest food match although Reuilly wine makes for a bracing aperitif in its own right. It also goes well with goat's cheese and asparagus.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Reuilly|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Goat's Cheese, Oysters|
|Cellarage||Best drunk within 2-3 years of the vintage.|
|Vinification||A traditional hand harvested Loire Sauvignon that is racked on its lees in large old oak barrels before fining, filtering and spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Gérard Cordier fashions a wonderfully unadulterated Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc, a wine worthy of wider recognition. It is produced with a view to domestic consumption more than any commercial considerations however. Volumes are invariably extremely low but the quality is always amongst the very best of the region. Not to be overlooked is Gérard’s sophisticated, bone-dry Reuilly rosé, made from pure Pinot Gris, which is seldom found on the export market. Among the longest-serving and most reliable suppliers to Yapp Brothers, the Cordier family produces traditional wines that have, thankfully, changed little over 4 decades.
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