French Legends Mixed Case
  • Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Picpoul, Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

French Legends Mixed Case

Burgundy, France
Loire Valley, France
Rhône, France
Regular price $336.70per case
6 bottles per case

Delivery timeline: It requires six full cases of each wine in order for us to build and fulfill six mixed cases. This process usually takes about 7-10 business days but may vary.

Welcome Spring with this selection of marvellous French wines.

Each Mixed Case includes 2 bottles of each wine.

2 bottles x Château de Montfaucon Comtesse Madeleine Lirac Blanc 2021 (Lirac, France)
White | Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Picpoul

Just across the Rhône river from the beautiful vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Lirac appellation extends over the low hills alongside the river.

This is a blend of Marsanne, Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul. The grapes are hand-picked and aged for 8 months in oak barrels. This wine is creamy and lush, with hints of honeyed tangerine, melon and lime. Backed by a palate that's medium to full-bodied, slowly fading in intensity on the finish. A great example of how deliciously amazing Lirac can be.

2 bottles x Château de La Chaize Pouilly-Fuissé 2020 (Burgundy, France)
White | Chardonnay

Pouilly-Fuissé lies in southern Burgundy’s Maconnais region and is produced only from Chardonnay grapes. Vineyards are planted on hillsides containing limestone-rich clay soils with a granitic subsoil. The appellation was established in 1936 and covers roughly 800 ha at altitudes around 200 - 300m a.s.l. Wines tend to be full-bodied, ripe and elegant.

For this wine, the grapes were hand harvested from a selection of different vineyard sites within Pouilly-Fuissé from ~50-year-old vines. Traditional fermentation takes place at a low temperature (62.6° F), and malolactic fermentation is blocked. 50% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, 50% in foudres.

Notes of citrus, iodine and flowers on the nose, while on the palate the wine is balances bright acidity and minerality with an ample body and yellow fruits and spice flavours.

2 bottles x Claude Riffault La Noue Sancerre Pinot Noir 2021 (Sancerre, France)
Red | Pinot Noir

La Noue parcel is made up of 7 different kinds of vines between 8 and 56 years old – they are planted in clay-chalk and kimmeridgian marl soils. This is one of the closest parcels to the domain in Sury-en-Vaux. There is an abundance of Pinot Noir across the 2.5 hectares of vines, and this is where Stéphane produces the cuvée.

Not only in colour, but also on the nose, the Sancerre La Noue is dark and mysterious. Morello cherries, black cherries and redcurrant. Behind this fruity-dark wall, there seems to be a linear, chalky framework. 

Straight as a candle it makes its way across the palate. Riffault presents an elegant Pinot Noir with a lot of breed. The finish is very delicate and not nearly as dark as initially perceived. Juicy and animating to drink.

About the Winery

Claude Riffault

Stéphane Riffault, son of Claude Riffault, has become one of the most sought-after producers in the region. He took over the management of the domaine at a young age and his top Sancerre wines quickly became the envy of some of the region's most established vintners.

Stéphane's Sancerre bottlings come from 33 different parcels in 8 different lieu-dits spread across 4 villages on limestone soils. Having studied and worked in Burgundy, and then trained with some of best – Olivier Leflaive (Burgundy), Château Angélus (Bordeaux), and his very own father, Claude Riffault – it’s easy to see the Burgundian influence and the master of minerality in Stéphane’s wines.

When his father retired, Stéphane took over the winery and embarked upon a journey of viticultural transformation. Today, all 13.5 hectares are certified organic (ECOCERT, 2016) and biodynamic (BIODYVIN, 2021). The entire harvest is carried out by hand and an extensive sorting takes place before the grapes are crushed –– a testament to his craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to sustainability.