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Sancerre Monoparcelle 538

Domaine Claude Riffault

Sancerre Monoparcelle 538 Bottle
Appellation
Sancerre
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
47
Farming
Certified organic and biodynamic (ECOCERT & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Kimmeridgian limestone (Terre Blanches)
Altitude
260 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in French oak foudres
Aging
Aged 18 months in French oak foudres

Overview

Monoparcelle 538 is the cadastral plot number for a 0.44 hectare plot of 47 year-old, massale selection Sauvignon Blanc planted on a shallow and gravelly soil 30 cm deep in the lieu-dit of Les Desmalets. Les Desmalets is potentially the fullest-bodied terroir Stéphane Riffault farms, so much so that he blends most of it into his village Sancerre and reserving its oldest vines for this profoundly expressive and age-worthy micro cuvée.  

Ratings & Reviews

95

2019 Sancerre Monoparcelle 538

Source: VM

95-96

2019 Sancerre Monoparcelle 538

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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