Region : The AOC Reuilly is located on the banks of a tributary of the Cher, called Arnon. It is an area of 190 hectares and its production is 9000 hl/year.
The climate of this vineyard area is semi-continental, with a lot of microclimates, which promotes good ripening of the grapes. The AOC Reuilly is set in a landscape of gentle slopes with calcareous clay soil topped with sand and gravel terraces.
Originally this AOC was created to produce quality wines from pinot gris. Rosés and reds are made from Pinot Noir, with sometimes a little bit of pinot gris.
Reuilly wines have been produced since the 7th century.
AOP : Reuilly
Grape Variety : Sauvignon
Domain : Claude Lafond
Type of Soil : 2 different plots, Kimmeridgian marl and gravel and sands on lacustrian limestones.
Density of Planting : 6500 vines/ha
Age of Vines : more than 25 years
Yield : 50 hl/ha
Features : 12,5 % alcohol. Résidual sugar 0.85 g/L. Contains sulfites.
Cultural method : Northwest/Southeast plot orientations give very good sun exposure. The vineyard is covered with grass. Guyot pruning, leaving 6-7 buds maximum.
Winemaking : Mechanical harvesting is done in mid-September. A manual sorting table is used. De-stemming is done. Pneumatic press at low pressure. Racking and cold stabilization.
Alcoholic fermentation is done at a controlled temperature of 16 ºC. Maturation is done on the lees for 3 months in stainless steel vats.
The Colour : Brilliant pale gold.
The Smell : Very rich aromas, typical of the sauvignon with aromas of citrus (lemon, grapefruit).
The Taste : Well balanced in the mouth, this wine has a good general harmony.
Serving Suggestions :
Drink with seafood, at the beginning of the meal as an aperitif or with goat cheese.
Serve at 10-12 ºC.
Aging Capacity : 4 years.