to the Loire regions
T: + 33 2 54 49 27 95
F: + 33 2 54 49 27 95
farmer works 3-4 hectares of vines.
farmer has two hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir spread over
three parcels in Reuilly. The vines, planted in the mid 2000s, are managed
. Until 2010 the wines were made by Claude Lafond under the Ponroy label,
although from the 2011 vintage the wines will be produced independently
within the Chai de Reuilly.
wheat farmer who has invested in vineyard land within Reuilly.
Domaine Alain Martin
T/F: + 33 2 48 51 71 36
farming is the main source of income for brothers Didier and Christian
Chassiot who took over from their father Jacques after he passed away in
1991. They vinify Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in their own cellar
in the hamlet of La Ferté.
T: + 33 2 54 49 20 70
F: + 33 2 54 49 29 36
T: + 33 2 54 49 25 47
F: + 33 2 54 49 29 34
Cordier’s father, Robert, was the second largest and most respected
grower in Reuilly during the 1970s. He also held the position as president
of the growers syndicate for more than twenty years. His most important
customers included the famous La Mère
Poulard in Mont-Saint-Michel and English wine importer, Robin Yapp.
Yet despite his size and renown the family also needed to farm an
additional 50 hectares of cereals in order to make ends meet. Robert’s
own father used to sell the majority of his production to the bars and
restaurants of Vierzon and
, where customers would order a chopine
(half a litre) of gris and
drink it out of beakers.
The vineyards are partly on location,
with Cordier renting a couple of hectares from the Comte de la
Villeboinest, owner of the Château de la Ferté, owner of some 200
hectares of land within the hamlet. There are around 4.5 hectares of
Sauvignon in total and a further 2ha of Pinot Gris, seen by many to have
been the benchmark example for the appellation.
Sadly, this minor local dynasty is due to end with the retirement of Gérard
T: + 33 3 86 37 68 02
F: + 33 3 86 37 65 75
scale producer who works just 2-3 hectares of Sauvignon.
T: + 33 2 54 49 20 77
T: + 33 2 54 49 22 07
One of a
number of vigneron-agriculteurs
to operate from their own modest cellar on the main Issoudun to Reuilly
road where through traffic offers an easy source of revenue.
Poirier and Bernard Poussot work 3.3 hectares of Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and
Pinot Gris and make their wines in a small and modest looking cellar in
the centre of the town. In addition to the wines of the appellation they
also produce a little bottle fermented sparkling wine that goes under the
name of ‘Grand Impérial’. They also farm 1,200 hectares of arable
Domaine des Templiers
T: + 33 2 54 49 23 25
F: + 33 2 54 49 29 14
Cromwell retired in the early
part of the 2000s, despite directional signs in Preuilly still giving
details for his modest house and cellar in the village.
Olivier & Jeanine Cromwell
13 Le Carroir
T : + 33 2 48 51 30 90
T : + 33 2 48 51 75 81
F : + 33 2 48 51 72 47
André Barbier was one of the
first producers to subscribe to the Chai de Reuilly, planting his first
vines, situated close to Chéry in 1991. He remained a relatively small
producer with around 0.5 hectares each of Sauvignon (which was sold as
‘Les Sables’ and an equal amount of Pinot Gris. He retired after the
2005 harvest, selling his wines and his share in the Chai de Reuilly to
new arrival Étienne Vandewalle.
du Val de Loire
34 route de Bourges
T: + 33 2 48 64 88 88
F: + 33 2 48 64 87 97
has been installed in the Berry since 1996. Originally from Touraine, the
company purchased 15 hectares of vineyards on the plateau des Coudereaux
in Quincy. The grapes are crushed in the failed Agri-Cher cellar on the
road between Quincy and Preuilly, although the vinification is conducted
in Menetou-Salon (where Godinat also owns vineyards). They also crush one
hectare’s worth of Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc at this facility too,
producing about 6,500 bottles a year.
Below are the names of other vignerons
whose names have occurred during the course of my research. They are named
here for posterity.
Marcel and Mme. Barge