This zero dosage sparkler is made from 100% sustainably farmed Chenin Blanc grapes. It sports a medium straw color and an active mousse while the nose combines notes of white flowers, quince and apple. The wine has ample texture and length despite its zero dosage configuration and delivers a lip-smacking array orchard and citrus fruits. A real crowd pleaser but one with plenty of flavor interest and gravitas to please the aficionado as well.
Domaine Pinon is a 22-hectare family estate in the Loire Valley situated within the commune of Vouvray. The viticulture and winemaking are managed by Ingrid and Damien Pinon, a dynamic husband and wife team who took over from Damien’s father a decade ago. The estate is planted entirely of Chenin Blanc and produces only Vouvray, both still and sparkling. The vines, which range in age from 25 to 35 years, yield on average is 45 hL/ha for the still wines and 55hL/ha for the sparkling wines. The soil is the emblematic Tuffeau, a sandy, fine-grained micaceous limestone, enriched with fossilized shells of ancient marine organisms, which impart a singular minerality.