Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre 2013, Loire, France
Tasting Note: Behold the elusive red Sancerre made from pinot noir grape and overshadowed by Sancerre proper made from sauvignon blanc for which the region is more well known.
Medium-intensity ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of earthy red cherry, red currant, red plum, blossom and forest floor.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied pinot noir reveals earthy, restrained, red fruit flavors suggested on the nose with red plum and red cherry flavors in the lead.
The wine is medium-plus in acidity and in tannin which has a velvety, somewhat green, tannin profile.
There is midpalate complexity and weight to the wine which is pleasing.
Alcohol: 11% to 14%
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, California
Tasting Date: July 25, 2017