|Many producers in Vouvray make sparkling wines but Pinonís Brut, made from 100% Chenin Blanc in the methode champenoise, stands out. There is a surprising level of depth and richness as well as a firm backbone of acidity and minerality. This is an excellent dry aparkler. Stephen Tanzerís International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 10 Light, bright gold. Deeper and muskier than the no-dosage version, showing dried pear, fig and pungent herbal qualities and subtle minerality. Broad, palate-coating orchard and pit fruit flavors are quite lush and accessible, offering building richness and gentle back-end grip. Finishes with good punch and lingering spiciness.