François Pinon

Cuvée Tradition Vouvray Chenin Blanc

8.914 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

6 hours deep into a thanksgiving debate on the importance of natural wine, trump, sulfites, norm macdonald, and why vouvray always smells like peanut brittle.

6 hours deep into a thanksgiving debate on the importance of natural wine, trump, sulfites, norm macdonald, and why vouvray always smells like peanut brittle.

Nov 27th, 2016
Sassodoro

A little sweeter than I was going for to pair with the food, but very nice, & it should still work.

A little sweeter than I was going for to pair with the food, but very nice, & it should still work.

Sep 2nd, 2014
Manuel Tlacoxolal

As expected.

As expected.

Jan 12th, 2014
David McDuff

Wine Blogger McDuff's Food & Wine Trail, Importer David Bowler Wines

1997 vintage

1997 vintage

Jan 14th, 2015
Mike Evans

I decided that lunch with family at a terrific restaurant was a fitting setting for my last bottle of 1997 Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition, a wine that has seen so many family celebrations through the years, and it again performed admirably. This bottle is probably a little past peak, showing a little oxidation, but Chenin handles a little oxidation pretty well as the honeyed stone fruit and minerals seem to absorb it. With the sec tendre sweetness and still lively acidity, it is made for food, and paired brilliantly with a range of inventive and delicious dishes focused on seafood and vegetables, though it worked with a raw beef dish just as well. The wine may be gone, but the memories of it will last for a long time.

I decided that lunch with family at a terrific restaurant was a fitting setting for my last bottle of 1997 Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition, a wine that has seen so many family celebrations through the years, and it again performed admirably. This bottle is probably a little past peak, showing a little oxidation, but Chenin handles a little oxidation pretty well as the honeyed stone fruit and minerals seem to absorb it. With the sec tendre sweetness and still lively acidity, it is made for food, and paired brilliantly with a range of inventive and delicious dishes focused on seafood and vegetables, though it worked with a raw beef dish just as well. The wine may be gone, but the memories of it will last for a long time.

Dec 17th, 2017
Justin Scott

This is sweeter than some moscatos I've had! But it's still decent enough.

This is sweeter than some moscatos I've had! But it's still decent enough.

Jan 15th, 2016
Michael Mozzer

Had this at brunch at Bouchon at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Slightly sweet and fruity.

Had this at brunch at Bouchon at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Slightly sweet and fruity.

Sep 13th, 2015
Angela Gaffney

Enjoying this lovely gift from our Sumer travels through the Loire.

Enjoying this lovely gift from our Sumer travels through the Loire.

Nov 22nd, 2014
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.2

Drowns sorrows like a champ...

Drowns sorrows like a champ...

May 23rd, 2013
Jesse Ehrenzweig

January 1, 2003

January 1, 2003

Nov 11th, 2013