Vincent Pinard 'Nuance' Sancerre

$77.00
6 + $69.30 each
12 + $64.30 each
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Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage

2017

Size

750ml

Country

France

Region

Loire Valley

Description

From 40 year-old vines grown on Caillottes terroir (small stones over limestone) from the vineyards of La Thibaude, Les Garennes and Les Grands Champs, Nuance is one of the domaine’s ‘Premier Cru’ wines. The fruit is hand picked, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed to tank for a cool fermentation over 4 weeks. The wine is aged on fine lees for 9 months in equal portions of stainless steel tanks, older barriques and demi-muids (600 L). Review for 2019 ‘A more upmarket cuvée than Florès, but still a blend from several sites, this begins with a fragrant nose of vanilla flower, lemon cream and crushed oranges, in a ripe style but still focused and correct. The palate is just delicious, fresh and cool, with beautiful substance, a seamless structure and a fresh acidity pushing forward the fragrant citrus fruits. I find lovely integration here, a wine of creamed and almost exotic intensity, but with lift and structure too, and a long, energetic finish. Very good indeed.’ (93-95) points, Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor, February 2020.