Daniel Reverdy et fils Loire Valley
Daniel Reverdy started working at the family domaine in 1979, following in the footsteps of his father. At that time, there were only 2 hectares of vines as Daniel was also a farmer and had fields for goats and cows.
This producer is the first white wine maker we are importing from France that is not based in Burgundy. I have always been a big fan of Sancerre; these wines are very food friendly and can be complex and loaded with personality without being overpowering (or super pricey). I had a bottle of this wine at thanksgiving and before I could pour a second glass the bottle was gone. I sent a bottle to Anthony in New York and he enjoyed this lovely white with his wife Lorella at a local restaurant. Anthony described with excitement the vivacious aromatics of the nose jumping out of the glass; Lorella exclaimed “delicious!” and so we bought a pallet.
Since 1979, Daniel Reverdy has worked diligently to replant his family’s land and by 2000 he had 7.5 hectares of vines. However, at this time the entire harvest was sold, as juice, to a negociant.
This beautiful domaine is situated in the hamlet of Chaudenay, in the commune of Verdigny. This domaine is truly surrounded by vines – theirs. All of the vineyards used to make the wine are in proximity to the domaine, the furthest vineyard being 2 km away.
The year 2000 was an important turning point in the history of the domaine when Cyrille, son of Daniel, came back home after studying wine making for 5 years at the lycée Viticole de Beaune.
As you all know, I live and breathe Burgundy. So, it’s interesting that the first non-Burgundy domaine we bring in from France is run by a young man who studied at the famous wine school in Beaune, down the road from me, in the heart of Burgundy. I promise we did not know this when we got the samples.
Cyrille returned to his ancestral land from Beaune full of energy and excitement. Together, Daniel and Cyrille created Daniel Reverdy & Fils. Cyrille immediately began work on a wine cave and new winery. Today, the domaine has 9 hectares of vines and more than 80% of the harvest is domaine bottled.
We are excited to have this rising star with us and hope to be part of this domaine’s continued success!