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Sancerre Les Chasseignes

Claude Riffault

Sancerre Les Chasseignes Bottle
Appellation
Sancerre
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
25–50
Farming
Certified organic and biodynamic (ECOCERT & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Kimmeridgian limestone (Caillottes)
Altitude
260 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel (50%) and French oak barrels (50%)
Aging
Aged 7-8 months in stainless steel tank and neutral French oak barrels

Overview

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.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2015 Sancerre Les Chasseignes

Source: WA

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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