Loire Valley, FR
Grapes, Sauvignon Blanc
Serving: Chilled (12–14°C)
About: Grapes from a 1ha parcel just outside Saint Satur with 50year old vines grown on silex soils. The fruit is about 50% botrytis affected, direct pressed, vinified and aged in tank for two years before a year in old oak. This wine has signature Riffault tasting notes but is slightly more lean and fresh with grapefruit and minerality 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.