Loire Valley, FR
Grapes, Pinot Noir
Serving: Chilled (12–14°C)
About: Grapes from a 1ha Loire Valley parcel. The ancestral winemaking doesn't stop with his white or orange wines, this has about 40% botrytis affected fruit, harvested late and aged in old barrels after 10 days of maceration. Fresh but complex with concentrated red fruit notes on the palate.
Sébastien Riffault has stepped away from the stereotypical Sancerre's that his family has been making for generations and instead embraces the winemaking methods of ancestors before them. Using long macerations and fruit with botrytis to bring his wines to life, these cuvées are unique, intriguing and brilliant.