Domaine Etienne et Sébastien Riffault

Akmèniné Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.2171 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Abe Schoener

Owner/Winemaker Scholium Project

9.1

Strong wine, so clearly marked by its skin contact. It's an AOC wine. Very surprising.

Strong wine, so clearly marked by its skin contact. It's an AOC wine. Very surprising.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2013
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.2

Among the most interesting natural wines I've tasted recently. Nose of grilled pineapple, mandarín oil, agave, dried grass, and a metallic, residue of welding aromas. Thickly textured with a hint of botrytis. Pretty dry and a good foil to beans greens and rice. Loves country ham.

Among the most interesting natural wines I've tasted recently. Nose of grilled pineapple, mandarín oil, agave, dried grass, and a metallic, residue of welding aromas. Thickly textured with a hint of botrytis. Pretty dry and a good foil to beans greens and rice. Loves country ham.

Apr 27th, 2017
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.2

Great balance of acidity and oxidation - yum

Great balance of acidity and oxidation - yum

May 16th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Savoury, textural, & sublime.

Savoury, textural, & sublime.

Feb 21st, 2016
Bella McDowell

Beautiful in spite of all her imperfections

Beautiful in spite of all her imperfections

Jun 6th, 2015
Tim Martin

Had not been convinced by Riffault before but this is delicious tonight!

Had not been convinced by Riffault before but this is delicious tonight!

Dec 2nd, 2014
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

8.7

Not your average Sancerre. A wild, oxidized, changeable Vin Naturel with no So2. Gets better & better with air.

Not your average Sancerre. A wild, oxidized, changeable Vin Naturel with no So2. Gets better & better with air.

Oct 3rd, 2014
Raphael Knapp

Importer Return to Terroir

10

Crazy good. Botrytis, no sulfur Sancerre. The one and only #SebastienRiffault

Crazy good. Botrytis, no sulfur Sancerre. The one and only #SebastienRiffault

Sep 6th, 2014
Bella McDowell

So so good!

So so good!

Mar 27th, 2014
Geoff Davis

Co-owner Stellareese Wines

8.9

Incredible Sancerre. Oxidized, structure with razor acidity.

Incredible Sancerre. Oxidized, structure with razor acidity.

Jul 2nd, 2013