Are you a newb, wondering why you know the soft, sexy, sibillant word, "Sancerre" in the first place? Or an old cowhand who knows that that S-word represents Sauvignon Blanc's sanctum sanctorum, the mineral-afflicted zip code all but designed by a Higher Power for the most wondrous expression of this noble grape? Either way, here's a wine you need to acquire for immediate drinking and cellaring both!
Bailly-Reverdy has been around for over 70 years, and they're renowned for the diversity of their vineyard plots. ‘Mercy-Dieu’ is their cuvée devoted to a blend of all three of Sancerre's different terroirs: a) limestone pebbles, b) white chalky soil, and c) flintstone. Lifted white floral aromatics give way to a palate of wet white stones, citrus squeeze, and infused with the freshness of that perfect spring day. Mercy-Dieu indeed.