François Pinon Rosé Petillant

SKU #1041911

The wines of François Pinon are considered among the finest of Vouvray. François, a former child psychologist, took over the estate from his father in 1987, and has steadily made a name for the estate over the past 10 years. He is a young, serious winemaker whose main focus is "to keep the typicity of both the appellation and the vintage" in all his wines. The vineyards are in the corniche of the Vallée de Cousse in Vernou, the premiers côtes of Vouvray. The soil is clay and silica on a base of limestone (tuffeau) with flint (silex) and the area is rated among the top sites in the appellation for Vouvray of distinction and long life. Pinon follows a discipline of plowing the vineyards, not using chemical fertilizers and pesticides and, of course, he harvests by hand and uses no cultured yeasts. All new plantings are done by selection and no nursery clones are used; the vines are an average of 25 years old. He is certified organic. This pink sparkler comes from a small plot of Cot grown by the Pinon family for generations. It proves that Chenin is not the only varietal to be mastered by the Loire master!

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/27/2008  | Send Email
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This is a wonderful sparking wine from the Loire with an inviting light pink color and delicate aromas of red fruits. The Pinon Rosé Petillant is relatively light bodied and very dry with hints of fine minerals. It drinks wonderful alone and went great with Greek food. I liked it so much that I purcased a bottle twice.
Drink from 2008 to 2010

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France

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Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
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