Stéphane Riffault does not ignite a spark, but when you think of Sancerre, you absolutely have to mention him. Measure, attention, reflection forge cuvées of high quality and style, each reflecting the personality of its terroir. Manual harvesting, parcel selections, long and gentle pressings, careful vinification and maturing in barrels and casks: everything here exudes excellence. In 2018, two new single-vineyard cuvées have been added, raising the level of this exemplary address even higher.
Domaine Claude Riffault. Les Denisottes. Sancerre. 2016. 17/20
Dense, tight and salty, this is one of the most complete wines of the house