Sebastien Riffault Sancerre Auksinis Maceration Tardive 2017

Sebastien Riffault Sancerre Auksinis Maceration Tardive 2017

Sebastien Riffault Sancerre Auksinis Maceration Tardive 2017

Sebastien Riffault
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Origin: Sancerre, France
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Sebastien Riffault is, quite simply, a natural winemaking legend of the Sancerre region of the Loire. Yet his wines will taste completely different to how pretty much every conventional Sancerre producers’ wines will taste. They really must be tasted to be fully understood, with the notion of the Sancerre appellation style put to one side. For us personally, they create ‘wow moments’ every time.

60 year old vines of Sauvignon Blanc from a 1 ha plot on clay-limestone soil. Both “Vendange Tardive” and “Sélection de Grains Nobles” (100% botrytis), an absolute rarity in Sancerre! Sébastien left a small part of the grapes from the Auksinis vineyards hanging on the vines for another 3 to 4 weeks (early November harvest). Tiny yields and grapes completely affected by ‘noble rot’. On top of the late harvest is added skin maceration. First experiment, extremely low yields.

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