Domaine de Reuilly Blanc 'Les Fossiles' Bio 2021

Blanc Les Fossiles has a nice aromatic intensity, both floral and fruity: white flowers, citrus and light menthol notes. The wine is fresh at the onset, predominantly citrus on the palate. In the middle an evolution to aromas of exotic fruits. The minerality and salinity coming from the fossils from the terroir provide good length on the palate. Complexity is coupled with good concentration.
The grapes come from 3 Pierres-Plates plots in the middle of the hills. The terroir consists of clay and limestone containing fossils of shellfish from the Loire River. The grapes are hand-picked after which they undergo alcoholic fermentation at low temperature on indigenous yeasts.
  • About Domaine de Reuilly

    It was in 1935 that Camille Rousseau, Denis Jamain's maternal grandfather, settled in Reuilly and planted his very first sauvignon-blanc vines. Domaine de Reuilly was ranked "Appellation Reuilly d'Origine Contrôlée" as early as 1937 for its sauvignon-blanc, a year after the establishment of the Labels system at the national level, and in 1961 for its red pinot noir and rosé pinot gris.

    In the early 1990s, Denis Jamain, out of passion for the vineyard, decided to take up the baton and purchased a beautiful series of vineyards in the town of Reuilly, a real starting point for the Domaine's development.

    The Denis Jamain estate consists of four main sites called: Les Coignons, Les Pierres Plates, Les Chatillons and Les Conges, on which 14 hectares of sauvignon-blanc, 5 hectares of pinot noir and 4 hectares of pinot gris are planted. The Domaine benefits from an exceptional terroir, consisting mainly of clay and limestone from the Kimmeridgian era.

    Denis Jamain and Patrick Ragu, the vineyard manager, share the same passion and believe that the land they cultivate is a loan and that they should give it back to future generations as healthily as possible. This desire to respect the environment and the well-being of the land fully motivated their choice of organic farming and biodynamics for the management of the vineyard.

    In addition to his passion for the vines, Denis Jamain has had an equally strong passion for trees since childhood and he is fortunate to manage a family forest 15 kilometers from Reuilly. One of the most beautiful forests in central France. The trees of this region are world famous for producing staves destined for vinification in oak barrels. He himself selects the bicentennial oaks that will be used to make the barrels for aging his white, rosé and red cuvées called "Le Chênes de mon grand-père" (or: my grandfather's oaks).


    • Druif

      Sauvignon blanc

    • Jaartal

      2019

    • Herkomst

      Val de Loire, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Aperitief, visgerechten, mosselen, geitenkaas

    • Smaakprofiel

      Fris, fruitig en mineraal

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      12.5 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      *4.1 Vivino / 9- Harold Hamersma