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Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre
Hippolyte Reverdy’s family has been making wine in Sancerre in the eastern Loire for many generations—perhaps as far back as 1600. Traditional in nature, the farm was planted to multiple crops, and the Reverdys raised goats and made small quantities of wine from their own vines for local consumption. After the Second World War, three generations of the family joined forces to make winemaking the family buisiness. Alas, a tragedy some years later left just one son, Michel, in charrge of what was just starting to become a legacy.
Today, Michel farms fourteen hectares of vineyards on his own and his dedication is total. He’s one of the few remaining vignerons in France who truly live like a paysan [peasant]. No vacation, no travel, ever. He’s happy just to stay on the farm, working seven days a week, and wanting nothing more and nothing less Michel plans to keep working the land until he physically can’t get himself out to the vines any longer. Under this decication, Reverdy has since been quoted as "the benchmark domaine of our day in Sancere."