2015 François Pinon Vouvray Brut
Region: France, Loire - Touraine
Farming: Certified Organic
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Sparkling, dry white; mushrooms, honey | Works with a range of spicy food
This is a méthode ancestrale sparkling wine, meaning that the winemaking techniques are the same as in Champagne. The significant difference is in the region and the grape varieties. François encourages the terroir and the Chenin Blanc to sing as loudly as they can by refusing to chaptalise or to add commercial yeasts. The fresh character complimented by mushroom and honey notes is remarkably versatile, and can work a treat alongside spicy, savoury or sweet food.
The François Pinon estate has been in family hands for 7 generations, and is now managed by the father-and-son duo. François took over the 37 acres in 1987 and now works alongside his son, Julien. They are Certified Organic, and their plots of land are non-contiguous which allows them to benefit from a range of soils, aspects, age of vines and exposure to weather.
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