Claude Riffault Les Boucauds Sancerre Blanc, a white wine from Sancerre, France.
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Claude Riffault Les Boucauds Sancerre Blanc

White Wine
France | Region: Sancerre
Vintage: 2019 | Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Volume: 75cl | ABV: 14%
Food Pairing: Perfect on its own or with shellfish and fish dishes.

Tasting Notes 

Clear and bright, its lime, white currant, and grapefruit suffused with chalk and tinged with citrus zest, pear skin, and salt, this displays such purity and ripeness that a nearly sweet impression is engendered on its silken palate, yet at the same time one of animation, invigoration, dynamic interplay and refreshment.

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc. 

Vineyards: Situated just next to the estate, this location contains half of the Sauvignon Blanc plots. The vines are between 10 and 50 years old and grow in clay-limestone marl soil. Known locally as “Terre Blanches”, this clay soil dates back to the Kimmeridgian age of the secondary Jurassic era, 140 million years ago.This soil allows the vine to take root deep down. It provides fullness and richness to the wine, whilst the limestone subsoil and small shell sediments endow it with a fine minerality.

Vinification: The wine is vinified in stainless steel vats (approx 50%) and barrels (approx 50%). Ageing lasts 7 to 8 months, when the wine is bottled before the arrival of summer.

Best served with: On its own or with shell-fish or fish dishes.