Situated in the northern part of the Sancerre region, this estate is run by Jean Marie Reverdy and his wife Catherine Ferry, who are very proud of their Sancerrois roots. His estate lies on the westernmost slope of the valley and has a wonderful view of the hill-top town of Sancerre.
Total area under vine is about 15 hectares at 200 metres elevation. The vineyards are spread throughout a number of villages in the region to minimize the risk that frost or hail might decimate his entire crop. All of them, however, generally have south, southeast or eastern exposure and vines, trained using single Guyot method at 6000 plants per hectare, average about 20 years of age. The vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil, topped with gravel and flinty pebbles, which give Jean-Marie’s wines a distinctive elegance.
Spread over 28 plots, the vineyards are over thirty years old on average. The vineyards mainly enjoy a south-southeast exposure where maturation is gradual and even. The winery has practiced sustainable viticulture for over twenty years, and each year they strive to adapt growing techniques.
A clear, light yellow colour with golden tints. The nose is expressive, combining floral (acacia) aromas with white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). A bold attack harmoniously combines with freshness and tension on the palate, and is followed by a long powerful finish, bringing out a beautiful minerality.
Sancerre, in the upper Loire Valley, is the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc in Europe — crisp and fruity, with racy acidity. The soil is composed of limestone and fossilized seashells, which gives the wine an unmistakable minerality. This wine displays a limpid, pale yellow hue with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose, combining floral fragrances with aromas of white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). Well-balanced and honest on entry, the wine is underpinned by freshness and powerful, long-lasting acidity on the finish, revealing a lovely minerality.
Silex is a selection of Villaudiere’s oldest vines planted on clay-flint hillsides of Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre and Sancerre. This area has rare silex soils with a higher proportion of flint which continues into the communes of Pouilly Fumé. Grown sustainably without herbicides, this rare terroir gives a classic Sauvignon Blanc remarkable ageing potential.
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