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Akmèniné - 2018 - Sébastien Riffault

Domaine Sébastien Riffault

A Sancerre with skin-maceration – non-conformist compared to your typical strict and acidy Sauvignon, opening with a nose of apricots. The palate is saline, with rich structure, and a seductive and slightly smoky finish.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Sancerre
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2022 to 2027
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€21.90
VAT included

A Sauvignon cuvée from a 3-ha parcel planted on a clay-limestone soil, located in the commune of Verdigny. The vines are 30 years old, grown biodynamically (the estate is certified organic and biodynamic by DEMETER), and the yields are around 35 hl/ha. As for the vinification: 3 months of maceration in old barrels, with malolactic fermentation included, and natural yeasts. Matured 36 months in old barrels on its fine lees, and bottled without filtration.  No sulphur is added – during vinification, maturation, or at bottling.

Sébastien Riffault

Sébastien Riffault

Sébastien Riffault, look no further, it’s him, the 100% natural winemaker in Sancerre. His estate, Domaine Etienne et Sébastien Riffault, is located in Sury-en-Vaux. There Sébastien works his soils with horses, uses zero chemicals in the vines, and farms biodynamically. If is approach recalls that of Alexandre Bain, it’s perhaps not surprising to know the two are not only neighbours but close...

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