In a presentable accessories box – Vincent Pinard’s family estate has only 12.5ha of Sauvignon vines, planted on the calcareous slopes of the Loire valle. The mature, low-yielding vines are meticulously tended without pesticides or herbicides, and fully hand-harvested. An understated, mineral-rich nose, leads seamlessly into a fresh and intense palate, with great balance and purity. Crisp and clean, with subtle nuances of blackcurrant leaf, amid vibrant citrus flavours. Do this wine justice by pairing with fresh oysters, or delicate and creamy goat’s cheeses.