Sébastien Riffault Skeveldra Sancerre is a white natural wine made from 100% biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Sancerre, Loire Valley, France. The grapes are grown on flint and clay soils, 50-year-old vines harvested by hand, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in old barrels with indigenous yeasts, aged for 24 months in old barrels. Skeveldra is bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no added sulfites.
Riffault’s wines are unique in the Sancerre world, but a strong reflection and true test of his vineyards and soil. Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc is known for its intense minerality, crisp texture, and citrus quality. His Sancerre wines are not like the mainstream ones, but nonetheless delicious while showcasing his 12 hectares near Sury-en-Vaux. Sébastien Riffault, son of winemaker Etienne Riffault, began his own label in 2002. The big difference between him and the rest of Sancerre is his belief in biodiversity and biodynamic principles and natural winemaking. These principles are rare to find in Sancerre where many vines and wines are made with chemicals and manipulation.