2018 Damien Pinon Tuffo Vouvray Sec

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Loire Valley, France

Vinified by parcel in small thermoregulated stainless vats. Batonnage/lees stirring is included, but not malolactic fermentation. It is aged on its fine lees in stainless tanks for 8-9 months so zero oak.The Tuffo cuvee is intensely aromatic and loaded with flavors of lush quince and apple. It has a wonderful complexity to it, hitting at first with burst of fresh fruit and finishing with some waxiness but a vibrant minerality. This beauty is incredibly food friendly, and is best cosumed with a buttery roast chicken, or slow cooked, top quality pork sausages.

  • Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: Chenin Blanc

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Organic

  • Loire Valley, France

    In operation for 3 generations, the estate comprises of 29ha of vines (which are an average of 30 years old) and is located in the town of  Vernou  sur  Brenne  in  Indre et Loire (37) where Damien Pinon is the grower and producer, along with his wife Ingrid. Their clay-limestone terroir  allows them to develop rich, balanced, and fruity wines. 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 (sandstone). No fining or filtration is done before bottling, resulting in rich, balanced expressions of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray.