Vouvray Sec "Buvez du Bon Pinon"
100% Chenin Blanc. This 2020 "Buvez du Bon Pinon" is a very special release from Julien Pinon, in honor of the preceding generations of the family. His great grandfather Camille planted the vines for "Bon Pinon" in 1945 on silex noir or "black flint" soils unique to their tiny corner of Vouvray, the northerly Vallée de Cousse. Fermentation and aging took place in the oldest wood in the cellar: port wine barrels bought by Julien's grandfather Claude.The striking label is the original from Camille's release back in the early 1950's.
Like all Pinon vines, this parcel is certified-organic and worked and harvested by hand. The bunches were direct-pressed and the must moved by gravity into tank. The spontaneous fermentation in the old port barrels was long and slow in the cold cellar. The wine was aged on its lees for a year in the same barrels. It is a sec style with 7 grams of residual sugar per liter (along with 4.7 grams of acidity).