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Francois et Julien Pinon, 'Les Deronnieres' Vouvray 2018
France / White

Francois et Julien Pinon, 'Les Deronnieres' Vouvray 2018

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

The wines of François and Julien 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. He is a serious winemaker whose main focus is "to keep the typicity of both the appellation and the vintage" in all his wines. Julien's arrival has cemented the family's dedication to organic viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking.

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 limestone-rich soils. 

Country
France
Sub-Region
Vouvray
Region
Loire
Varieties
Chenin Blanc
Farming
Organic
Soil
Clay and flint over a limestone bedrock
Winemaking
The wine is aged on its fine lees for 4-5 months in a variety of used oak ranging from 500-liter demi-muids to 20-hectoliter foudres.