2020 Domaine Riffault Sancerre Blanc

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  • "France's Tangiest, Most Thirst-Quenching White Wines" ~WS
  • Tiny Production, High Quality
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About the Wine

Domaine Riffault is a third-generation producer, with father Pierre handing things over to his son Bertrand in 2005. Bertrand brings a bit of a unique (and more urban) background to what is overall a fairly provincial scene in Chaudoux. He returned home to the winery after earning a Master’s degree in Sociology and is just as interested in music and cooking as he is in winegrowing.

If you make it to the property, make sure to ask them about their unbelievable collection of old clay “crotin de chavignol” molds. The family owns 20 vineyard plots in total (almost exclusively on very steep slopes), and all soils are either flint or two types of calcareous clay known locally as “caillottes” and “Terres blanches.” In terms of size, we are talking 9.5 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 1.5 hectares of Pinot Noir.

 “Sancerre is home to some of France's tangiest, most thirst-quenching white wines, made from Sauvignon Blanc.” ~Wine Spectator.

Sancerre is an appellation located in the eastern part of the Loire Valley. This appellation produces red and rosé, but it’s undoubtedly the white Sancerre the flagship style of the whole region. Decanter said, “Sancerre is today a Sauvignon Blanc stronghold in France's Loire Valley, known for delicious dry white wines with beautiful texture and refreshing acidity.”

Tasting Notes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 25-year-old vines. Nice freshness and minerality. The nose offers citrus odors and white fruits. Fresh and exotic fruit aromas on the final stretch over orange and dried fruits. We can't keep this wine in stock! Buy it today!



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