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(François Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition) A shimmering wine, pale although not free of pigment, just a faded straw-yellow hue. The nose has freshness, purity and interest, with bare hints of liquid stone bringing in a fine sense of structure and minerality, whilst alongside there is apple skin and orange zest too, with a little more time opening out to reveal more evolved Chenin notes, fluent notes of straw and wet wool. Beautifully fleshy on entry, the wine showing a weight that belies its residual sugar. There is an appealing savoury bitterness too, matched by fruit essences redolent of orange zest and pear, matched by a building minerality and lovely, gritty, pervasive core of acidity. This pithy-gritty backbone of savouriness really comes to the fore towards the end of the wine, and it dominates the finish, the sugar taking a backseat. It keeps the finish going on and on as well. A lovely wine, bright but structured and savoury.