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NV Francois Pinon Vouvray Petillant Non-Dose
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NV Francois Pinon Vouvray Petillant Non-Dose

Producer: Francois Pinon
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chenin Blanc
Origin: France
Region: Loire

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($24) Pale yellow with a strong bead. Lemon rind and pear on the nose, plus a strong note of talc. Tangy and sharply focused on entry, offering brisk citrus and dusty mineral flavors that gain richness with air while retaining vivacity. Then quite dry on the back, with noteworthy finishing clarity and lingering minerality. This puts on weight with air and will be very flexible at the table. Made entirely from 2008 juice.

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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