2019 Claude Riffault Sancerre Les ChasseignesSauvignon Blanc from France
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"Locations called “Les Chasseignes” are common in Sancerre. This local name designates caillottes soil: shallow limestone soil and subsoil containing overlapping stones. Stépha...
- 93+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Sancerre Les Chasseignes is a picture-book Sancerre from gravelly limestone soils ("calcaire de caillottes") that assembles the fruit from 11 east- and southeast-facing parcels at 275 meters in altitude. Aged on the lees for 14 months in oak, it opens with a clear, bright yet deep, intense and concentrated bouquet of crushed stones, lemon oil and a hint of fresh oak that disappears with air. Silky, round and very elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, wide, intense and juicy yet pure and stimulating Sancerre with remarkable finesse and lingering salinity. The long and complex finish reveals concentration, very fine tannins and the mouthwatering taste of crushed limestones. Refreshing lime and lemon notes on the aftertaste. A gorgeous wine with chalky veins and the vibration of great terroir. Tasted in February 2021.
"Locations called “Les Chasseignes” are common in Sancerre. This local name designates caillottes soil: shallow limestone soil and subsoil containing overlapping stones. Stéphane’s lieu-dit of this name is located north of his home and cellars in the village of Sury-en-Vaux. Released in late spring along with Les Boucauds (terres blanches), Les Chasseignes shows the nervier style of wine typical from this distinct terroir." - Importer
93+ - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|