2019 Vincent Pinard Sancerre Flores

Sancerre, France

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!




About the Wine

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.

About Vincent Pinard

Clement and Florent Pinard are 15th generation vignerons. It's a long history and the weight of tradition is certainly something the pair respect. That said, they are also keen to put their own mark onto the wines and stand out in the Sancerre region. Over the years, they have slowly introduced higher oak levels, obtained biodynamic certification and have their own isolated yeast strain for fermentation. There is a lot of energy here.

The domaine is made up of 17 hectares of vines planted around Bué. While Sancerre has no official cru system, the brothers aren't shy about referring to their sites as 1er Cru quality. The results speak for themselves. Each of the wines have their own personality - a combination of fruit quality, winemaking skills and the brothers' own tenacity. They are possibly the most exciting things coming from Sancerre.

Clement and Florent Pinard
Clement and Florent Pinard
Sancerre, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

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.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sunset in Bue
Sunset in Bue
Sancerre, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Doctor

"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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