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2018 Sancerre Rouge La Noue, Claude Riffault

2018 Sancerre Rouge La Noue, Claude Riffault

Ref: RIFF180
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Ever a solid and reliable source, this domaine (as is so often the case) has been transformed by a generational change into one of the finest in its region.

Stéphane Riffault and his brother Benoît studied wine making at the famous Lycée Viticole in Beaune. Whilst Stéphane returned to the family estate on the completion of his studies, Benoît stayed in Burgundy, marrying into the Boudot family, owners of Domaine Etienne Sauzet in Puligny-Montrachet. He is now wine maker at that celebrated address. At both estates the brothers are making very serious names for themselves.

Stéphane works organic and biodynamic vineyards. He has recently ceased making a rosé, preferring instead to concentrate on crafting the best quality red and white wines he can.

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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Claude Riffault
AppellationAppellation: Sancerre
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Loire Valley
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2021-2029
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

From 30- to 58-year-old vines on terres blanches and marl soils, Stéphane Riffault's 2018 Sancerre La Noue was cold-macerated and fermented with whole clusters for a total of four weeks. It offers an aromatic, fruity, elegant and charming bouquet of red cherries, raspberries and redcurrant intertwined with stony notes. Concentrated, round and mellow on he palate, this is an elegant, already accessible and maybe too charming (?) Pinot with ripe black berry and licorice aromas on the aftertaste.Stephan Reinhardt

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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