Domaine Vincent Pinard is located in Bué, at the heart of the Sancerre region. Their way of working at this centuries-old family estate is very traditional. The work philosophy takes a natural, organic approach and respects the terroirs and consequently the environment.
The estate’s 17 hectares are mainly located on the hills of Bué, a famed winegrowing village that boasts limestone and clay-limestone terroirs. They do not use any herbicides, insecticides or anti-rot treatments,etc.
Most of the work in the vineyards is done by hand (including harvesting).
They have chosen to limit yields and produce small quantities of grapes (few grapes per vine stock). In order to do so, they prune short, disbud and thin the cluster (green harvest). The grapes are handpicked and they select the finest grapes at the sorting table.
They intervene as little as possible. Everything depends on grape selection. If the fruit is healthy there is no need to use artificial products during the vinification process. Depending on the cuvee, they work with tanks, wooden vats or 228 –litre and 600-litre barrels.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Limestone and clay-limestone
All done by hand
Pinot Noir, Sauvignon blanc
AGE OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
Vincent Pinard & Fils