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Akemenine - Lithuanian for "stony" is a wine without compromise, only 100% Sauvignon Blanc from limestones and clay soils. A smokey note, but this is the only similarity between others from Sancerre. Very low yields, slight over-ripening of the grapes followed by a skilled maceration on the skins. An orange wine according to Riffault himself.

Country
France / Loire
Colour
White
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2015

Sebastien Riffault

Sébastien Riffault produces a kind of Sancerre that bears little resemblance to the wines most produce in that appellation today. He often harvests with a large percentage of botrytis and is not afraid of oxygen or time on skins. The resulting wines are complex, nigh kaleidoscopic expressions of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir that really resonate.

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Sebastien Riffault Akmenine Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sebastien Riffault Akmenine Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Akmenine Sancerre, 2015
Sebastien Riffault

£ 45.00
75cl
White
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Akemenine - Lithuanian for "stony" is a wine without compromise, only 100% Sauvignon Blanc from limestones and clay soils. A smokey note, but this is the only similarity between others from Sancerre. Very low yields, slight over-ripening of the grapes followed by a skilled maceration on the skins. An orange wine according to Riffault himself.

Country
France / Loire
Colour
White
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2015

Sebastien Riffault

Sébastien Riffault produces a kind of Sancerre that bears little resemblance to the wines most produce in that appellation today. He often harvests with a large percentage of botrytis and is not afraid of oxygen or time on skins. The resulting wines are complex, nigh kaleidoscopic expressions of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir that really resonate.

More wines by Sebastien Riffault