Sébastien Riffault


Domaine Etienne & Sébastien Riffault, Loire Valley

Among the Sancerre appellation, Sébastien Riffault is the only one who could hold the title of “100% natural winemaker”. His whole approach is thought of according to organic farming principles - from the vines to the tanks, resulting in wines that are so expressive that you can really taste the land on which the fruits were grown. As a reward for his hard work and passion, Sébastien’s wines now stand as the truest expression of the Sancerre appellation. 

"We feel our vines are in good biodynamic balance. We are not using fertilizer. In case of compact grapes we can remove the gray rot because we are harvesting by hand, not mechanically." - Sébastien Riffault

Location

Loire Valley

Appellation

Sancerre AOC

Size

4 hectares

Soils

Limestone, firestone

Varieties cultivated

Sauvignon, Pinot Noir

Farming/Winemaking

Entirely natural, soils are plowed with horses, no additives or chemicals, biodynamic methods, natural fermentation, no filtration

Certification

Veritas and Demeter certified (2007)

 

Credit picture: Cream Wine Company