Sancerre Akmenine Sebastien Riffault 2017

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Bonkers, Farmyardy, Savoury

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Sébastien Riffault Akménine Sancerre, Biodynamic wine, Unfined & Unfiltered, No added Sulphur Wine. From low yielding vines, slightly smoky, with a crisp creamy texture. Defined by Sebastien as his “Orange Wine” the wine has a short skin maceration. A wine of serious depth and complexity, it is untouched so no finings, clarification, sulphites etc, this means a wild side to the wine but all in a good way. Full of character and texture in the mouth, it would suit strong terrines with pickles, aged goats cheeses and hearty soups with beans and lots of herbs. A natural wine lovers Sancerre for sure.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Sebastien Riffault
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Terroir Clay and Limestone Soils
Alcohol 13%
Maturation 24 months in old Barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles

Starting his own label in 2002, Sebastien Riffault took over 2 hectares near Sury-en-Vaux from his father and well known wine maker Etienne Riffault.

Quickly converting to biodynamic principles he started making a name for himself in the local community. Harvesting late in October, up to a month later than the rest of the region, Sebastien ensures his grapes are as ripe as can be. In the cellar, the natural approach continues, wild yeast fermentation, aged on lees and limited use of sulphur. All this comes together to show the true expression of his terroir in wines full of depth, complexity and style.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Sancerre Akmenine Sebastien Riffault 2017