Friday, June 19, 2020

Claude Riffault Sancerre “Les Boucauds”

A 95 Point Organic Sancerre from rock star producer Claude Riffault!
2018 Claude Riffault Sancerre “Les Boucauds”...$24.99
The certified organic Les Boucauds vineyards are located on hillsides with a vine age of 30-40 years and they began the transition to biodynamic farming in 2018. After hand harvesting, 80% of the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the fresh fruit characteristics and 20% is fermented in barrel; each parcel is then aged separately for 7-8 months before being blended and bottled in early summer. Light gold, touch of honey, gooseberry and pineapple notes, vibrant and long finish. Scents of pure apple fruit, florals. Good transparency of place yet with richness and depth of lees coming from winemaking. Lovely phenolic texture. Light peach and citrus notes. The palate has real harmony, with elegantly creamed white peach and citrus fruits, cut with minerally energy and fresh acidity, giving it a real sense of panache and style.
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

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