For “a less expensive and sometimes purer version of Sancerre” (Jancis Robinson MW) head for Reuilly. The smallest appellation of the Central Loire vineyards, it offers quality and value, especially from this superb family domaine. Flinty and fresh.
As the Daily Telegraph correspondent, Hamish Anderson, wrote, "Reuilly is one of those regions from which we should all drink far more wine; it is not a million miles away from Sancerre, both in distance and flavour, yet costs two-thirds of its fashionable cousin". Domaine Cordaillat was founded just in 1995, with 14 hectares of vines. Those are mostly Sauvignon Blanc, plus Pinots Gris and Noir. Grown on gravel soils, with an overlay of sand (hences Les Sables) and clay, the grapes add an elegant flinty character to the intense lemon, grapefruit and cut-grass notes of the wine. Aged on fine lees and stirred (batonnage), it has creamy weight too. Character and elegance - the ideal partner to fine white fish or grilled goat's cheese salad.
"Classic and pure, this bright, refreshing glass is just the thing for a spring day"
Daily Telegraph On Dom Cordaillat Reuilly