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Pierres Plates - Reuilly 2019

Once known as “poor man’s Sancerre,” the wines of Reuilly deserve a new moniker. “Bargain Sancerre” would be more appropriate, or we could just stop comparing the poor thing to Sancerre in the first place. Denis Jamain’s Pierres Plates is from his best Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, named after all the “flat” fossil-encrusted limestone rocks in its soil—soil he has worked organically for many years.
               This bottling is consistently one of the Loire’s finest Sauvignon Blancs, showing delicate lime and floral suggestions that sleekly envelop a chalky core. Enjoy it with oysters, with fresh goat cheese, or simply because it provides delightful refreshment at great value.

Anthony Lynch