Vintage: 2009
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Vouvray
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Chenin Blanc
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: Several estate parcels on Vouvray's esteemed Premiere Côte
Soil: Limestone-rich clay soils
Viticulture: All grapes harvest by hand. Noel Pinguet was one of the first French vignerons to adopt biodynamic viticulture and credit biodynamics with enhancing the personalities of the estate's terroirs.
Vinification: Bottled before primary fermentation is finished, resulting in a lower pressure sparkling wine - pétillant - because only a portion of the fermentation occurs inside the bottle. Yeast is added to ensure the fermentation progresses smoothly. Once finished the wine is disgorged. Dosage = 10 g/l.
Production: 3,500 cases
Notes: A fine, honey-straw nose, with a lovely presence of minerals and honeycomb. Pure and polished, yet generous and showing very good pétillance. 12.5% alc