Bailly-Reverdy 'Chavignol' Sancerre 2015
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Item Number: 22148
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 22148
From 14.5 hectares of vines (up to 50 years old) on the slope in the cru Chavignol (which is one of the most famous of Sancerre). The terroir of Chavignol are vaired, and here Bailly-Reverdy has 2/3 of its vines planted in the clayey-limestone and 1/3 in the rocky limestone pebbles (caillottes calcaires).
Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts and occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel. About 5% of the Sauvignon Blanc is aged in used wood, and the remaining wine continues aging on its lees for 4 to 5 months in stainless steel. Batonnage as dictated by the needs of the vintage. MLF is blocked.
Production: approx 2100 cases per year
This excellent domaine produces classic, letter-perfect Sancerre: fruit, acidity, and minerality are all in perfect harmony, making them incredibly food-friendly and endlessly enjoyable. The present domaine was created in 1988, but the vineyards have been in the family since the turn of the century. The current generation, led by Franck Bailly, and most recently his nephew Aurelien (son of Franck's brother Jean-François) has continued the family's tradition and improved upon it with remarkable consistency and quality.
The domaine works 22 hectares of vines that are all planted in the appellation of Sancerre, 15.8 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 6.5 hectares of Pinot Noir. Just before Franck's father, Bernard, retired, the domaine purchased a 5 hectare domaine in Chavignol with vineyards on the very reputable hillsides – Les Monts Damnés, Les Comtesses, Les Bouffants. They now own approximately 6 ha of vines in Chavignol, most of which are used for the Chavignol cuvee which MSW sells. The vines are planted on the very steep slopes of Chavignol: 2/3 are planted in the clayey-limestone terres blanches and 1/3 in the rocky limestone pebbles caillottes.
While not technically organic, Bailly-Reverdy does not use herbicides, plants grass and herbs between their vine rows and practices 'lutte raisonnée' in the vineyard (sustainable practices).
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