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More uncompromising Sauvignon from Sébastien Riffault. Auksinis, meaning "late" in Lithuanian (Sébastien’s wife is Lithuanian) describes the fact that Séb allows the fruit to hang on the vine until the ‘noble rot’ botrytis occurs. This adds more layers to an already endlessly detailed, broad-shouldered riff on this grape.

Country
France / Loire
Colour
Orange
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2016

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 Auksinis Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sebastien Riffault Auksinis Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Auksinis Maceration, 2016
Sebastien Riffault

£ 39.00
75cl
Orange
Sold out

More uncompromising Sauvignon from Sébastien Riffault. Auksinis, meaning "late" in Lithuanian (Sébastien’s wife is Lithuanian) describes the fact that Séb allows the fruit to hang on the vine until the ‘noble rot’ botrytis occurs. This adds more layers to an already endlessly detailed, broad-shouldered riff on this grape.

Country
France / Loire
Colour
Orange
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2016

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