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Reuilly is a small Sauvignon Blanc based appellation in the Loire Valley that is near Sancerre. It is always less expensive than Sancerre and in some people's minds more pure, but that is not a universally held opinion.  There is also red and rose which are very popular among the locals. Pinot Gris is also planted (for the rose and also blended with Pinot Noir to make fruity reds) in small quantities as is some Gamay which can lead to interesting quaffable versions. 

Reuilly is only 150 ha (it was only 30 ha in the early 1990's) and the best wines are from Sauvignon Blanc planted in limestone near the village of Reuilly. The wines are fresh and fruity with precise fruit and some mineral tones. The wines are not very complex and should generally be drunk up 1-2 years after the vintage.  Beware of picking random Reuilly off the shelf as too much acidity can be a problem in the region.


Typically these wines go for $15-$20 if you can find them.


Notable Recent Vintages: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008


Top producers (in no particular order) include:

  • Claude Lafond
  • Jean-Michel Sorbe
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