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Damien Pinon Vouvray Le Brut de Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle
Damien Pinon Vouvray Le Brut de Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle

Damien Pinon Vouvray Le Brut de Brut NV

If you’ve been on the hunt for your daily summer bubbles, let this bottling be your prize choice. Dry, fleshy, and singing with that signature Vouvray minerality, this chenin blanc sparkling wine tends to fly from our shelves anytime we receive another eagerly requested restock!

$17
$28

Retail

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Flavor Profile: Green apple, bartlett pear, pomelo, quince
Time on Lees: 20 months
Dosage: 0 g/L
Farming Method: Practicing Organic

Why We Love It...

Roll up your sleeves, dearest bubbles monsters – it’s go-time! Every time we get some of this, you scoop it up and ask for more – and we are happy to oblige with yet another highly requested restock of this stunning and clean chenin blanc sparkling wine! Chenin blanc – the queen of Vouvray grapes – happens to make some of the best bubbles outside of Champagne, with its high acidity, resistance to oxidation, and complexity of flavors that cover the spectrum of mineral, citrine, and orchard fruit characters. The result is something magical when done right – and is it EVER done right here!

Proprietors Ingrid and Damien Pinon run this third-gen, 22-hectare family estate, situated in the commune of Vouvray in the Loire Valley. Damien’s father handed them the reins a little over a decade ago, and the couple has remained loyal to the estate’s sole focus on chenin blanc from their vineyards in Vouvray. The soils on their land are classic tuffeau – that is, a sandy and fine-grained micaceous limestone that’s enhanced with seashell fossils, all contributing to the region’s astounding and inimitable minerality in the wines made here.

That mineral edge is certainly apparent in this sparkling wine, although it still sings of rich, ripe, boisterous fruits too. The grapes are picked and vinified by parcel, careful to separate the lots initially in order to preserve and analyze the personalities of each plot prior to the careful blending process. It then undergoes several rounds of batonnage, creating additional texture and mouthfeel; however, it skips any malolactic fermentation pre-bottling to preserve those bright and tingly fruit flavors. The next step in this “Le Brut de Brut” – translating loosely to “the driest of dry” – is aging in bottle on the lees for 26-plus months before disgorgement, and no added dosage, maintaining a scant 2 grams per liter of leftover sugar from the initial fermentation.

Dry and oh-so fleshy, the resulting bubbly is exuberant in nature, pulsing with scents of green apple, bartlett pear, and accents of chipped limestone. The palate is lofty and round – brimming with bright lemon zest and pomelo notes, plus more orchard fruits, green plums, and quince. The finish is like a filled honeycomb, smooth and waxy, with an added complexity of phenolic bitterness from that signature Vouvray minerality carried throughout. ‘Tis a mouthful of freshness, overflowing with layers that make it a wine that is commanding and vinous. For well under $20…this is an amazing example of delectable sparkling chenin blanc – whatever you do, don’t order just one! This is the summer daily bubbles you’ve been pining after! 

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Vouvray, Touraine
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Winemaker: Ingrid and Damien Pinon
Farming Method: Practicing Organic
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pair it with: Shrimp Étouffée

About the Producer

Damien Pinon (with his wife Ingrid) is the third generation to head the family estate. They work in accordance with family traditions while looking to the future and modernizing techniques. The estate has obtained their Level 3 High Environmental Value certification and has begun the process of being certified organic. Their main objective of the vine to wine is the expression of terroir.

Damien Pinon Vouvray Le Brut de Brut NV

$17
$28

Retail

39

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