In the 7th century, King Dagobert I is said to have offered his fields, vines and meadows, located on the future Reuilly appellation, to the monks of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis. Reuilly wines were also quoted at the court of Catherine of Médicis (16th cent.) as being ‘the best in the Berry country’. Unfortunately, at the end of the 19th century, the vines were almost totally decimated by phylloxera. The vineyard will be later replanted by passionate winegrowers convinced of the potential of these soils and wines. This work was rewarded when Reuilly obtained its AOC status, in 1937 for white and in 1961 for red and rosé wines.
The Reuilly vineyard covers two departments: Indre and Cher. The vines are planted on gently sloping hills, which soils are composed of limestone marls, and overlooked by sunny terraces of gravel and sand. These complementary soils as well as different exposures and hilltops ensure a good ripening and an aromatic diversity of their wines.
Reuilly white wines are only vinified from Sauvignon Blanc which expresses floral and fruity aromas with hints of citrus and tropical fruits. The palate is ample, fresh with an intense aromatic finish.
As for the red wines, made from Pinot Noir, they feature its typical intensity with aromas of red and black fruits, slight spiciness and an ample and silky palate.
The Reuilly Rosé wines are characterized by a great subtlety, with notes of rose and white peach as they draw their originality from their unique varietal: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio).