Reuilly’s easterly neighbor, Quincy, is also the source of reputable—albeit unsung—dry Sauvignon Blanc. Its soils are sandier, allowing the vine to ripen its fruit sooner, yielding plumper wines with lush flavors. Fear not a pungent, grassy Sauvignon, nor a sharp, thorny one. This Quincy’s charms lie in its lavish citrus redolences and soft, embracing texture.
Sauvignon Blanc. Domaine Trotereau is a family-owned property and has been handed down from father to son for five generations, since 1700. Its 32-acre sauvignon vineyard is situated entirely within the Quincy appellation, on the left bank of the Cher river. Climate is semi oceanic and the soils are sandy clay and limestone with gravel. The vineyard comprises 7.4 acres of very old vines and 24 acres of newer vines. The current winemaker, Pierre Ragon, has been in charge since 1973.