François Pinon

Brut Non Dosé Vouvray Chenin Blanc

8.9141 ratings
9.043 pro ratings
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Exceptional value and age-worthy. This was our wedding sparkler (although I think maybe it wasn’t the non-dosage version). This really gives the impression of feather lightness and dances across the palate

Exceptional value and age-worthy. This was our wedding sparkler (although I think maybe it wasn’t the non-dosage version). This really gives the impression of feather lightness and dances across the palate

Jul 3rd, 2021
Daron Watson

fresh herbs & botanicals, candied citrus & ginger, hazelnuts & marcona almonds

kind of light on the palate w addition of quinine & rock salt

fresh herbs & botanicals, candied citrus & ginger, hazelnuts & marcona almonds

kind of light on the palate w addition of quinine & rock salt

May 31st, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Wow. Insane QPR for this sparkling vouvray. Lots of green apple, leesy quality, super mineral and a pleasant bitterness on the tongue, racy acidity. No doubt this will continue to age beautifully.

Wow. Insane QPR for this sparkling vouvray. Lots of green apple, leesy quality, super mineral and a pleasant bitterness on the tongue, racy acidity. No doubt this will continue to age beautifully.

Jan 6th, 2020
Joyce Lin

Yellow with slightly amber hue, Yellow apple, quince, mineral, salinity, steely, savory herbal note with oxidized note. Honey comb, peach bliss and bitterness finish. High acidity. What a savory sparkling chenin. I enjoy the fish very much.

Yellow with slightly amber hue, Yellow apple, quince, mineral, salinity, steely, savory herbal note with oxidized note. Honey comb, peach bliss and bitterness finish. High acidity. What a savory sparkling chenin. I enjoy the fish very much.

Nov 7th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.7

beautifully textured, but lacking the depth and finesse of his still wines.

beautifully textured, but lacking the depth and finesse of his still wines.

Dec 29th, 2017
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen KC

Pure and exuberant Vouvray with bubbles. Wonderfully wild Chenin.

Pure and exuberant Vouvray with bubbles. Wonderfully wild Chenin.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.7

Awesome laser chenin bubbles. Exceptional with roasted carrot and avocado salad.

Awesome laser chenin bubbles. Exceptional with roasted carrot and avocado salad.

2 people found it helpfulNov 18th, 2013
Brandi Bratek

Buy it and buy it again because you will want another bottle.

Buy it and buy it again because you will want another bottle.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2015
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

8.9

That time steel wool and honeycomb had a love child. Red apple and chalky minerality piquant, essentially playing well together. Honeydew and lemon zest, lime blossom and sneaker rubber (New Balance, not Nike). Leesy. Less palate weight than I'd like, but with flavor so deliciously #CHENIN like, I can't really complain. #mineralityliveshere

That time steel wool and honeycomb had a love child. Red apple and chalky minerality piquant, essentially playing well together. Honeydew and lemon zest, lime blossom and sneaker rubber (New Balance, not Nike). Leesy. Less palate weight than I'd like, but with flavor so deliciously #CHENIN like, I can't really complain. #mineralityliveshere

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2015
Mark Cartland

This wine is certainly not for everyone. There is a phenolic bitterness that some might find off-putting. I tasted grapefruit pith, hard cheese, and lemon curd. That said, I really like it. But I love Chenin Blanc in all of its stylistic variations.

This wine is certainly not for everyone. There is a phenolic bitterness that some might find off-putting. I tasted grapefruit pith, hard cheese, and lemon curd. That said, I really like it. But I love Chenin Blanc in all of its stylistic variations.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015