Wine Maker: Sébastien Riffault
Region: Sancerre-Loire Valley,France
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
ABOUT Sébastien Riffault
Sébastien believes that well-balanced vineyards produce looser bunches, avoiding the accumulation of pockets of humidity within the grape bunch, which helps in order to have less grey rot. All his wines are vinified dry and without any additives. Stability is achieved through long élevage in stainless steel and large wooden barrels. In recent years, Sébastien also started experimenting with skin maceration, and we are extremely lucky to bring the 'Auksinis maceration’ to the UK!The cuvée names are a tribute to his wife and brother in law, who both come from Lithuania and are the only people working wih him during the year.
Akmèniné - Made of stones. Auksinis - Golden. Raudonas - Red.
Sébastien's wines are transcendental - a real cornerstone of the new old Sancerre and with a bright future ahead!