Sancerre blanc „Les Chailloux“ AOC 2019 – Claude Riffault


Includes 19% MwSt.

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Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 10.03.2021, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The situation Les Chailloux comprises two plots totalling 0.6 hectares on a south-western exposure at an altitude of 250 metres. The vines are 40 to 47 years old and rooted in a silex soil not unlike that of Pouilly-Fumé. The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand and then very slowly pneumatically pressed. Clarification was cool and by gravity. The juice was fermented spontaneously and aged on its lees for 14 months in wooden barrels made from multiple grapes. The yeast was stirred only sporadically.


light to medium straw yellow


The Sancerre »Les Chailloux" comes from soils with a high proportion of silex, and this is exactly what distinguishes it from its siblings. While Stéphane Riffault's wines are usually not at all characterized by reduction notes and accordingly there are no bangs to discover, here an almost delicate smoke lies over the glass. It quickly combines with notes of limes and oranges, tangerines and grapefruit, plus white currants, vineyard peaches and pears. In addition, this is garnished with a few knife tips of dried herbs, lime and salt.


On the palate, the potpourri of fruit notes opens up and fans out. What seemed like a chamber orchestra before now becomes a large cast. The Les Chailloux like Stéphane Riffault's other wines, strikes a balance between a palate-lining opulent fruit and an almost uncanny precision. Here you find the notes of aromatic old pear and apple varieties, a touch of blossom honey, a hint of apricots and peaches, furthermore citrus fruits in combination with lime and herbs. This is almost a little reminiscent of gin; as there are also citrus notes, a hint of juniper and the herbal and spicy brew to match. This seems immensely tonic, lively, energetic and sounds out at some point with a hint of salt lemon, which directly makes you want to take the next sip. 

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Peach and lime mozzarella salad with air-dried ham
    (Meat, pork)
  • Wild salmon marinated in juniper, lemons and herbs
  • Crottin de Chavignol and burrata with orange-cardamom jus
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)


Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Residual sweetness


Drinking temperature


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Domaine Claude Riffault, Maison Sallé, 18300 Sury-en-Vaux, France. Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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