Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut Loire France

Wine Review: Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut, Loire. France

Francois Pinon Vouvray: François Pinon’s main focus is “to keep the typicity of both the appellation and the vintage” in all his wines and with this in mind, he certainly met that goal with this sparkler. This creamy Vouvray Brut is nutty with honey and pear with hints of quince and peach notes; medium-bodied with light effervescence. Grilled or fried shrimp would work well with this as would sushi or Chef Greenwald’s Potted Cauliflower and Goat Cheese Gratin With Butter Toasted Baguette.

Rating: Good (86) | $21 | 12.5% ABV

François Pinon Vouvray Brut

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Editor and co-founder of, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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