DENIS JAMAIN Reuilly Blanc Les Pierres Plates 2020
For a long time now the Loire’s Reuilly has been considered a ‘poor man’s Sancerre’ or confused with Rully in Burgundy. However this region is undergoing a huge renaissance and one of the under-the-radar producers at the vanguard is the pioneering Denis Jamain. Reuilly has the same Kimmeridgian soils as Sancerre Pouilly-Fumé Menetou and Chablis and through his biodynamic and organic farming Denis Jamain is able to harness all that wonderful minerality to dramatic effect.
‘Les Pierres Plates’ means ‘the flat white stones’ and the Reuilly Blanc produced on this vineyard is one of Denis Jamain’s most herbaceous. Despite being a Sauvignon Blanc it feels quite Chablis-esque. Expect beach pebbles gooseberry sorbet citrus white flowers and a frost in the herb patch from this wonderful white. We recommend stocking up on this wine before the Sancerre set catch on and serving it with simply cooked fish asparagus and crisp salads.
The vineyards of Reuilly were decimated by phylloxera but Denis Jamain’s grandfather never lost hope. He replanted the family vineyards and like the roots of his vines his passion has pushed its way down deep through the generations since.
SKU No.: 3449196
Style No.: 881193
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.5%