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Pinon, Domaine François et JulienRosé Pétillant Naturel Brut (2018)
Côt from Loire, France
50% Côt (Malbec)/50% Grolleau. This sparkling méthode ancestrale rosé is Pinon's only non-Chenin wine, made from black grapes planted by François Pinon's father in order to supply their workers with red wine. There is only 1 hectare, so production is small. Two weeks into its fermentation with...
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DB8933-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both méthode champenoise from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The earlier-harvested fruit goes into this bottling since it receives a dosage in the end--with the riper, later-...
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DB8928-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Déronnières (Sec)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Deronnières used to be blended into the Silex Noir but starting in 2015, it was bottled separately because it features limestone rather than silex (flint) soils. The Deronnières vines are around 50 years old and are the first to ripen, thanks to their hilltop exposure and...
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DB8902-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Le
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The simply named "Le 2016" was Pinon's only still white bottling in this very difficult vintage in which the estate lost 75% of its crop; it replaced the usual trio of Trois Argiles, Silex Noir and Les Deronnières. With the fruit from all of these sites combined, the average age...
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DB8875-16
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Sec
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon selects 0.6 hectare's worth of its flatter, more clay-forward parcels for its sec bottling (their flintier silex soils would render the dry wine too aggressively austere). The wine is grown and made identically to the other still white Vouvrays. The vines average 40 years...
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DB8892-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Silex Noir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Silex Noir is named for the rare black-flint soils characteristic of these two parcels totaling 3.7 hectares that go into this bottling. They are on a S-SE-exposed slope below the plateau of the Trois Argiles parcels; the area is sunnier, warmer and more humid with a tendency...
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DB8927-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Trois Argiles
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Trois Argiles brings together 3 parcels totaling 3.75 hectares and having a higher proportion of sandy clay (argile) over limestone versus other Pinon sites. These parcels are on an east-facing plateau above the Silex Noir parcels and are cooler and less humid; thus, harvest is a...
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DB8926-18