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2016 AOC Sébastien Riffault Sancerre ‘Akmèniné’

Sancerre, France

Picked from 30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines in the home of Sancerre. The smokey notes from the calcarious soils and old vines hold it true to other wines from Sancerre, but the use of skin contact cleverly smoothes the overall character. Creamy and mineral driven, Sébastien prefers to regard this as an orange wine. Dried apricots, figs and dates with a strong smoky overtone. In the mouth it's dry and fresh. An oily finish. Abv 13% and golden amber in colour.
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  • ADDED SULPHITES (MG/L)
    10
  • FILTERED
    No
  • FINED
    No
  • SKIN CONTACT
    Yes
  • VINEYARD HEALTH
    Organic
  • YEAST
    Wild
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2016 AOC Sébastien Riffault Sancerre ‘Akmèniné’
About the maker

Sébastien Riffault makes Sancerre like no other and rightly so his wine has gathered cult status momentum around the world.

Most of the wines coming out of Sancerre are remarkably delicious, however, the vineyards are often chemically induced and formulated meticulously before arriving in the cellar. Sébastien's wines break this mould. They are complex, mature and pure in taste. Having begun working with his father in 2000, he took the bold decision of converting the family vineyards into biodynamic viticulture, with flowers plants and grasses growing between the vines. He plows between the vines with horses and uses no machinery. His wines are atypical due to the fact he picks late so the grapes are affected by botrytis, vinified dry and long élevage with zero additions.
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