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2018 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les BoucaudsSauvignon Blanc from France

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Sourced from several plots all situated in the lieu-dit of Les Boucauds, this cuvee employs close to 50% of the Sauvignon Blanc planted on the estate. Entirely from terres blan...

  • 95 Decanter
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About

95

"Les Boucauds is one of 14 communes within the Sancerre appellation and is rich with Kimmeridgian limestone-clay soil. The Domaine owns a total of 13.5 hectares of vineyards across Sancerre. The certified organic Les Boucauds vineyards are located on hillsides with a vine age of 30-40 years and they began the transition to biodynamic farming in 2018. After hand harvesting, 80% of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the fresh fruit characteristics and 20% is fermented in barrel; each parcel is then aged separately for 7-8 months before being blended and bottled in early summer.

JB: Light gold, touch of honey, gooseberry and pineapple notes, vibrant and long finish.

RG: Scents of pure apple fruit, florals. Good transparency of place yet with richness and depth of lees coming from winemaking. Lovely phenolic texture.

CK: Light peach and citrus notes. The palate has real harmony, with elegantly creamed white peach and citrus fruits, cut with minerally energy and fresh acidity, giving it a real sense of panache and style.

Drinking Window 2020 - 2028"

Product Description:

Sourced from several plots all situated in the lieu-dit of Les Boucauds, this cuvee employs close to 50% of the Sauvignon Blanc planted on the estate. Entirely from terres blanches soils -- marls and clays over Kimmeridgian limestone -- this wine represents a pure expression of this site as well as the deft winemaking of Stephane Riffault.

Product Detail

Item # 118021
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-Region Sancerre
Ratings

95 - Decanter

Vintage 2018
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
Nose apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon