Guide to the Loire regions

Reuilly

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Domaine Henri Beurdin et Fils
Jean-Louis Beurdin is the third generation to have worked out of this rather ramshackle cellar in the heart of Preuilly; his grandfather bottled his first vintage in 1947. He started working with his father in 1994 and took over from Henri when he finally retired in 2004. The old man still shuffles around the cellar curious to know what is going on.

The domaine is split equally in size between vineyards and cereals; 18 hectares of each. Interestingly, Beurdin senior never saw the need to plant Pinot Gris, so the plantings are represented by two-thirds Sauvignon and one-third Pinot Noir, all of which are located in the commune. The tradition here as always been to make a rosé (rather than gris), produced by pressurage direct, which accounts for around 10% of the production. The 2009 vintage was particularly successful. The other two wines produced, a Reuilly rouge and Reuilly blanc, are less interesting (in 2009 at least) and as well as selling a good proportion of his crop in bottle, Jean-Louis also trades with the négoce, selling off around 150hl en vrac each year.

Domaine Henri Beurdin et Fils
Jean-Louis Beurdin
Le Carroir
Preuilly
T: + 33 2 48 51 30 78
F: + 33 2 48 51 34 81
Domaine.beurdin@terre-net.fr

 

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