2016 AOC Sancerre 'Akmèniné'

Sébastien Riffault

Regular price $61 750ml Sale

Sauvignon blanc from a 3ha parcel in Verdigny. The vines are 30 years old on average, grown on clay and limestone. 30% botryitis. Aged in tank for two years and then in old barrels for a further 12 months. Never fined or filtered. Zero SO2.

Beautiful orange colour initially, and then tinges with a bit of air. Smells like fruit rolls or uncle tobys apricot rollups a bit. Gingerbread, spice and flowers on the nose. More restraint initially. On the palate very fresh and lively with quite bright notes of apricot jubes, tangy peach, orange rind and it has a salty edge. Very approachable this year. Finishes with nice spice and limestone coolness. Slightly more raw than the other cuvées, but not in a rugged way. Persistently mineral too. Mouthwatering goodness, quite approachable to drink on it’s own also. Tangy and delicious. Excellent value for the price.

Sancerre
2016
Sauvignon Blanc
AOC Sancerre
2016 AOC Sancerre 'Akmèniné'