Sebastien Riffault Skeveldra Sancerre 2015

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Sauvignon Blanc from a 1ha parcel in St. Satur. The vines are 50 years old on average and grown on soils with a high content of silex. 50% botrytis. Aged for 36 months in old barrels. Zero SO2.


Sea side, oyster, ginger and cumquat spray. Herbaceous if you sniff deep, but not like Les Quarterons. This is more of a beast that unravels itself over an evening. It feels a bit young in the beginning, but give it some time in the glass or a decant. Much more power here than some of the other cuvées. It’s a food wine for sure – the food enhances its components. The acidity is so good, as is the tension, and the length is insane. It’s full of mandarin in the mouth. So much spicy ginger on the nose too, with lots of asian spices. The aromas then become quite saline later on, what a shapeshifter! Day 2: Apricot pastry and brown sugar. Palate is so fresh and clean, and the texture is supple. More minerality today, with herbs and orange cake, and a long, long finish. This will age well. Superb.

- notes from Ryan Larkin

Additional Information
SKU:
102025
Group:
wine
Group:
wine
Country:
France
Country:
France
Vintage:
2015
Vintage:
2015
Type:
White
Type:
White
Style:
Sauvignon Blanc
Style:
Sauvignon Blanc
Region:
Loire Valley
Region:
Loire Valley
Size:
750ml
Size:
750ml
Grade:
Natural
Grade:
Natural