2017 François et Julien Pinon Vouvray Non-Dosé | Chenin Blanc | Loire Valley, France

The wines from Domaine François et Julien Pinon are often considered to be some of the finest in the Loire Valley of France and their white, sparkling wine is no exception. Made from Chenin Blanc grapes grown in flinty clay soils of the town of Vouvray, this brut, or dry wine, is made “Non-Dosé”, meaning there is no sugar added after the sediment is removed from the bottle in a process called disgorgement. Consequently, this wine is super mineral driven with a savory core, although it still reflects lots of stone fruit and citrus flavors, giving it great balance