Pascal & Nicolas Reverdy
France, Loire, Sancerre
I think it is safe to say that Nicholas and Pascal are the two tallest individuals to inhabit (or ever to have inhabited) the tiny hamlet of Maimbray nestled in a valley surrounded by chalk hills, nearing mountains in steepness. Maimbray is a humble looking village, forming right angles with neighboring Chavignol and Verdigny. Here Pascal and Nicolas bootstrapped their operation up year by year, having begun with virtually no capital. Already in France they were regarded as one of the finest producers of Sancerre Rouge, when I met them in 1995. Tragically, Nicolas was killed in an accident in the vineyards in late November 2007, but his wife Sophie has joined Pascal and his wife, Nathalie, in the enterprise and works full-time in the vines with Pascal. The yields are very low, about 50 Hl/Ha, with excellent natural ripeness and super low concentration of Sauvignon/mineral character.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Terre de Maimbray Rosé||Pinot Noir||18 years||Clay limestone (Marne)||Sustainable|
|Sancerre "Les Coûtes"||Sauvignon Blanc||50 years||Clay limestone (Marne) hillsides||Sustainable|
|Sancerre "Les Angeslots" Vieilles Vignes||Pinot Noir||65 years||Clay limestone (Marne) hillside||Sustainable|
|Sancerre Terre de Maimbray Rouge||Pinot Noir||26 years||Clay limestone (Marne) hillside||Sustainable|