Domaine Claude Riffault, geological Sancerre

The estate covers 13.5-hectares of vineyard with 10.5 hectares planted with Sauvignon Blanc and the rest with Pinot Noir. Vines are awaiting organic certification and vineyards spread across 6 locations in the north of Sancerre, all with their unique geological feature.


The grapes are harvested and vinified, as well as aged separately in used barrels, with Boucards and Les Chasseignes undergoing 50% oak treatment.


According to Stephane, Les Chasseignes are common-place in the Sancerre appellation. The local name designates Caillottes soil: shallow limestone soil and subsoil containing overlapping stones. The vines are south-east exposed and receive the sun and wind from morning to evening, therefore quite full bodied and powerful in 2015.

We urge you to try with a grilled fish, and savor the flinty pure character of Sauvignon Blanc from France’s iconic appellation.

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