Domaine Pierre Riffault Sancerre Rosé

Domaine Pierre Riffault Sancerre Rosé


  • The Riffault family has been winegrowers for multiple generations.
  • The vineyard is located on steep slopes offering good exposure.
  • This Sancerre comes from vines averaging 25 years in age.
  • Serve this wine between 10° & 11°C or 50° – 52°F.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: The grapes are manually sorted prior to placing them into the press. Vinification in stainless steel vats. Short aging of 3 months.

Tasting Notes: The nose offers fresh scents of peaches and candies enhanced by a hint of methol minerality. The salivating and lemony finish perfectly complements the beautiful acidity of this wine, with notes of strawberry on a background of citrus and melon.




This is a third-generation producer, with father Pierre handing things over to son Bertrand in 2005. Bertrand brings a bit of a unique (and more urban) background to what is overall a fairly provincial scene in Chaudoux – He returned home to the winery after earning a Master’s degree in Sociology, and is just as interested in music and cooking as he is winegrowing. If you make it to the property ask about their unbelievable collection of old clay “crotin de chavignol” molds. The family owns 20 vineyard plots in total (almost exclusively on very steep slopes), and all soils are either flint or of of two types of calcareous clay known locally as “caillottes” and “terres blanches.” In terms of size we are talking 9.5 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 1.5 hectares of Pinot Noir.

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