2019 Vincent Pinard Sancerre Flores

Welcome to Sancerre 2.0 - this is a rich, powerful and restrained wine, and a great way to see just what Sauvignon Blanc can do!

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Flores is the value cuvee in the Vincent Pinard line-up, and it certainly serves as a great introduction to the winery's changing style. It has been a great success back in France too - being a more food friendly style, you'll find this being poured at bistros and fine dining restaurants alike.

The trick here is a tad more oak. The wine saw 80% large format oak and 20% stainless steel, which is a rarity in a region which prides itself on freshness. While it's still racy and lean, there is greater depth and complexity. Gunflint, fresh citrus and lively floral lift, it's a wine with self confidence and panache. Bring on the goat's cheese.

2019 has produced an outstanding suite of wines at Vincent Pinard. Fruit for Florès is selected from their younger vines (but now pushing 40 years old) around Bue and all estate owned. The key vineyards are Emois, Vallons, Petit Chemarin, Le Bourg, Crépon, Dargente and Bois Brulés. The 2019 was fermented in 80% large oak cask and 20% stainless steel, as the brothers
have progressively increased the use of large oak over the last several years.

Region: Sancerre, France
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "One of the Pinard family’s more widely available cuvées, this opens with a delightfully smoky, bright and fresh nose. A very polished start to the palate, with no oak character showing here, instead a seamless substance, underpinned by delicious acidity, bitter and charged, which cuts through the elegantly formed fruit of the palate very well. A very fine substance, culminating in a long and slightly gripped character in the finish. 92-94 Points." - Chris Kissack (The Wine Doctor)

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