Claude Riffault La Noue Sancerre Pinot Noir 2017
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Claude Riffault La Noue Sancerre Pinot Noir 2017

Loire Valley, France
Regular price $42.95per bottle ($515.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Smooth & Silky

At barely 30 years old, Stéphane Riffault is turning out Sancerre bottlings that are the envy of many producers twice his age. Not far from the estate, on Terres Blanches and Kimmeridgian marl soil, La Noue is a 2.5-hectare vineyard parcel planted with Pinot Noir. The La Noue shows notes of ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom a slight hint of earthiness rounds out the flavour profile. A delightful Pinot Noir!

The La Noue is ideal with dishes based on pork or beef that have been simply seared or smoked.

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About the Winery

Claude Riffault

At barely 30 years old, Stéphane Riffault (Claude’s son and now owner of the estate) is turning out Sancerre bottlings that are the envy of many producers twice his age.

Based in the village of Sury-en-Vaux, the Stéphane Riffault works 33 different parcels in 8 different lieu-dits spread across 4 villages. The 13.5 hectares of vines are certified organic and biodynamic. Unlike most Sancerre producers, the entire harvest is carried out by hand and an extensive sorting takes place before the grapes are crushed.

Most of the domaine’s holdings are planted on the soft limestone soil called terres blanches with some parcels on calliottes and silex. With Riffault having studied and worked in Burgundy (and closely with Olivier Leflaive), it’s easy to see the Burgundian influence in Stéphane’s wines. The mastery of minerality standing shoulder to shoulder with the wood is rarely duplicated in Sancerre.