Reuilly AOC is an appellation in the Central Vineyards area of the Loire valley named after the eponymous town, 9.3 miles (15 km) south of Vierzon and 18.6 miles (30 km) west of Bourges. The AOC, which is found in the Indre and Cher departments, dates from 1937. It was originally for white wine only, made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, which was sometimes referred to pejoratively as “Poor man’s Sancerre“, which lies to the east. Now wines of all three colours can be made under the Reuilly name from six communes.
Terroir: Kimmeridgian (Jurassic) limestone soils, rich in marine fossils, on the same geological chain that links this part of the the Loire Valley with the Chablis region in Burgundy. The region is crossed by the valleys of the Cher, the l’Arnon and the Théols.
Wine production & vineyard area: 2002 8,255hl in total of which 4,121hl was white (Guide Hachette: 2004, p.990).
When to visit: The annual Foire aux Vins de Reuilly or Reuilly Wine Fair which dates from 1953 takes place During Easter.
Reuilly Blanc: A 100% Sauvignon Blanc dry white.
Reuilly Gris: A ‘rosé de presse’ made from 100% Pinot Gris.
Reuilly Rosé: A pink wine made from 85-100% Pinot Noir and 0-15% Pinot Gris.
Reuilly Rouge: A lred made from Pinot Noir.
Certified Biodynamic | Domaine de Reuilly.