Raudonas - 2017 - Sébastien Riffault
Domaine Sébastien Riffault
A very aromatic Sancerre with a nose of red fruit—tart cherry, cranberry, and wild strawberry, opening in the glass to reveal hints of leather and forest floor. The palate is supple, with smooth tannins, good acidity, and a long, pure finish. A natural Pinot that’s alive and ever evolving.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2027
100% Pinot Noir from 30 year-old vines grown biodynamically (the Estate is certified by Demeter) planted on a 5-ha parcel, on clay-limestone soils. Manual harvest, the yields are around 30-35 hl/ha. Whole bunches are macerated for 10 days, with 20-30% of the grapes botrytised (concentrated by ‘noble rot’). The wine is matured for two years in old barrels on its fine lees, and is bottled without filtration No sulphur is added during either vinification or maturation. Raudaunas means “red” in Lithuanian, the native language of Sébastien’s wife.
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...All wines
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