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Sancerre Les Chailloux

Claude Riffault

Sancerre Les Chailloux Bottle
Appellation
Sancerre
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
15-45
Farming
Certified organic and biodynamic (ECOCERT & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Kimmeridgian limestone (Flint)
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in neutral 600L French oak demi-muids
Aging
Aged 10 months in 600L French oak demi-muids

Overview

Les Chailloux is a unique site in the village of Sury-en-Vaux. While silex soils (Flint) are common in the neighboring Pouilly-Fumé and the eastern edge of Sancerre, it is fairly scare in the northwestern part of Sancerre. Stéphane Riffault farms about 1 hectare of vines in this lieu-dit, a more profoundly mineral, smoky and tightly-wound wine capable of aging gracefully for many years.

Ratings & Reviews

91+

2015 Sancerre Les Chailloux

Source: WA

94

2013 Sancerre Les Chailloux

Source: WA

90+

2013 Sancerre Les Chailloux

Source: IWC

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Sancerre
  • Proprietor
    Claude Riffault
  • Winemaker
    Stéphane Riffault
  • Size / Elevation
    13.5 hectares / 230-300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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