Vincent and Cosette Pinard?s 15 hectare Domaine extends over steep limestone slopes around Bu?. The excessively low yields, hand harvesting and modern winery, complete with temperature controlled vats, result in enticing, aromatic and intense wines. The new oak barrels are reserved for the Nuance, and Harmonie cuv?es, together with the delicious Charlouise red. The former is from a vineyard called Le Ch?teau and is fermented and aged in one- to two-year-old wood, the latter is a supremely balanced and fine Vieilles Vignes blend fermented in new oak. Vincent?s impressive portfolio is not confined to Sauvignon Blanc either ? he owns 3.5 hectares of Pinot Noir which he matures in barrel for a year before bottling and labelling it Charlouise.