2020 Claude Riffault Sancerre Denisottes

Origin
Central Vineyards, Loire FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
95+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, robertparker.com, Jan 2022
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2020 Claude Riffault Sancerre Denisottes

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Stephan Reinhardt

Based on fruit from 41- to 54-year-old vines on extremely shallow Kimmeridgian soils in a southeast-facing cru at 260 meters in altitude, the 2020 Sancerre Les Denisottes is bright, pure and elegant yet also deep, dense and intense on the flinty-mineral nose that reveals iodine and crushed stone notes and is utterly fascinating. It doesn`t show the warmth and richness of the vintage at this early stage but an exciting terroir and adapted winemaking. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, intense and concentrated, grippy and structured, never ending river of salts and gravels. The wine reveals gorgeous purity and is as dense and intense as it is firmly structured and persistently salty, with lots of terroir-driven finesse and energy. Only when the wine gets warmer, it reveals the same lychee nuances as Les Chailloux. Les Denisottes remains one of my personal favorites from the Sancerreois to have with oysters or scallops. 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2022. 95+ points

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