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Sébastien Riffault
Auksinis 2016

Sauvignon left on vine to reach peak maturation and beyond with this botrytised orange wine. Grapes undergo about a week on skins to yield a complex and layered macerated white from Sebastian. Rich, ripe grippy fruit over a honeyed dry
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Sauvignon left on vine to reach peak maturation and beyond with this botrytised orange wine. Grapes undergo about a week on skins to yield a complex and layered macerated white from Sebastian. Rich, ripe grippy fruit over a honeyed dry

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Sébastien Riffault
Sancerre, Loire, France

Like many corners of the Loire, Sancerre has a winemaking history much-forgotten by the current stewards of the land. With the industrialization of winemaking alongside a growing international platform for French wines, Sancerre solidified itself as the quintessential “type-cast” of French whites; anybody can make it, so long as the finished product is entirely homogeneous: bone-dry, whipping acidity, mineral, and green. 

The elders of the region,...

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