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2017 AOC Sébastien Riffault Sancerre 'Les Quarterons'

Sancerre, France

Of all Sébastien's wines, this is the closest tasting to a conventionally made Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc across Verdigny and Sancerre. 30 year old vines on average, grown on clay and limestone. 20% botrytis. Pressed into stainless for 2 years élevage. Medium acidity that keeps it fresh, ripe apples, into oranges into pineapples. Very juicy, with ginger and spice. Long finish. Perfect entry-level wine for those new to Sébastien. Thanks to Ryan for the notes.
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Sébastien Riffault
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$57
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$57
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  • ADDED SULPHITES (MG/L)
    10
  • FILTERED
    No
  • FINED
    No
  • SKIN CONTACT
    No
  • VINEYARD HEALTH
    Biodynamic
  • YEAST
    Wild
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2017 AOC Sébastien Riffault Sancerre 'Les Quarterons'
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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