Domaine Vincent Pinard
Domaine Vincent Pinard is located in the village of Bué, in the heart of Sancerre. Widely known as Sancerre`s best producer, the Pinard family owns some of the region`s best vineyard sites over just 15 hectares of vines, including prized holdings in the famous Clos du Chêne Marchand site. Vincent, who runs the estate with his sons Florent and Clément, certainly makes the most of this privileged position, crafting some of the most exciting wines in the appellation. In addition to their exceptional plots, the quality is due to a combination of excessively low yields, hand-harvesting and modern winemaking techniques (helped along by a new winery, complete with temperature controlled vats). Although not certified organic, they do not use any pesticides in the vineyard. Their wines have reached cult status and are understandably in very high demand, so available quantites are limited.