2015 François Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Botrytis (50cl)
Region: France, Loire Valley – Touraine
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Sweet medium-bodied white | A creamy dessert, rice pudding
Our first and lasting impression of François is just how exact he seems, not in a cold, mechanical way, but rather like a genial mathematics teacher who will make sure you understand calculus. Perhaps it’s his previous profession as a psychoanalyst, but we think he must always have been like this – poised with plenty of character and style.
This Botrytis is the type of sweet Vouvray we adore: aromatic and powerful on the nose, and wonderfully balanced on the palate, the richness perfectly counterbalanced by the acidity. It’s never easy to determine when to stop the fermentation on a sweet wine, but François gets it right more often than not. The result: a delicate yet intense wine.