‘Tuffo’ Vouvray Sec, Damien Pinon 2021, Loire Valley, France

£20.50

‘Tuffo’ Vouvray Sec, Damien Pinon 2021

Damien Pinon is the third-generation winemaker on his 25 -hectare family property in the commune of Vernou-sur-Brenne, which he manages with his wife Ingrid. They only make wines from Chenin Blanc. They utilise sustainable viticultural management of their thirty year-old vines in accordance to the means of lutte raisonée  aka ‘ the reasoned struggle’.

The resulting wine is a rich, balanced expressions of the joys of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray. The Damien Pinon Tuffo Vouvray Sec 2019 is a deliciously citrussy crisp white from the Loire valley on the palate it has superb minerality paired with light citrus fruits and a vibrant finish.

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‘Tuffo’ Vouvray Sec, Damien Pinon 2021

Damien Pinon is the third-generation winemaker on his 25 -hectare family property in the commune of Vernou-sur-Brenne, which he manages with his wife Ingrid. They only make wines from Chenin Blanc. They utilise sustainable viticultural management of their thirty year-old vines in accordance to the means of lutte raisonée  aka ‘ the reasoned struggle’. All wines undergo wild fermentation and are aged in traditional cellars dug straight into the tuffo. No fining or filtration is done before bottling, resulting in rich, balanced expressions of the joys of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray

The Damien Pinon Tuffo Vouvray Sec 2019 is a deliciously citrussy crisp white from the Loire valley on the palate it has superb minerality paired with light citrus fruits and a vibrant finish.

It is made from grapes from thirty year old vines and hand-picked at optimum ripeness. Yields are carefully managed to obtain 45 hL of juice per hectare of vines. The fruit was hand-harvested and only the best quality fruit was selected. In the winery , fruit was hand sorted and only the free-run juice was used. Alcoholic fermentation then occurred using on the natural yeast from the vineyard, for the ultimate terroir expression. Alcoholic fermentation then occurred using on the natural yeast from the vineyard at very low temperatures, for the ultimate terroir expression. No malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was aged in barrel on lees until early spring, when it was bottled.

Country: France

Region: Loire

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Volume: 75cl

ABV: 13.5%

Vintage: 2019

Suitable for Vegans: No

Food – aperitif or with chicken dishes, vegetarian meals, and salads.

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