Damien Pinon Vouvray 'Les Perruches' Demi-Sec 2017

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  • £20.00
  • £26.00

Damien Pinon is the third-generation winemaker on his 25-hectare family property in the commune of Vernou-sur-Brenne, which he manages with his wife Ingrid. They only make wines from Chenin Blanc, with vines on average 30-years-old, and farmed organically according to the philosophy of lutte raisonée ("righteous struggle", farming ecologically but realistically, recognising that viticulture especially in the Loire Valley can be a struggle).

The wines are aged in traditional cellars dug straight into the tuffo, and are rich, balanced and true expressions of the joys of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, one of the most famous wines of the Loire Valley and renowned for ageability.

Les Perruches is an off-dry Vouvray, known as 'demi sec' with lower alcohol, some residual sugar but balanced by high acidity giving a luscious yet still refreshing drink. It is a sweeter style that certain wine regions do very well and Vouvray is one of the greatest. Only the best Chenin Blanc was hand-harvested from the vineyard, it was naturally fermented and this fermentation stopped with a small addition of sulfites to capture that additional sweetness.

It has an arresting flavour profile of rich tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit, underpinned by stewed apple and spice. So gorgeous!

 

Local Collection

You can order online and collect from the shop. Just select "local pickup" at checkout stage. If we don't have enough stock at the time, please contact us because we store most of our wine elsewhere and can usually get more within a few days.

Local Delivery

Local delivery is FREE for orders over £30 and is available within 10 miles of the shop (GU10 1HR). We typically deliver locally ourselves Wednesday through Friday, but if you have a specific delivery request please leave a note in the relevant box at checkout stage. We'll always do our best to accommodate it.

If you would like a guaranteed time such as the morning (when we wouldn't normally be out delivering), then you can place an order through our courier service (see below).

National UK Delivery

We can also deliver nationwide. We process orders Tuesday to Friday and if your order is received before 1pm we can usually get it to you next working day. Again if you have any specific delivery requests please let us know and we'll do our best to help.

 Delivery options Order value Delivery charge Timings
Standard (next day)*

£100+

Below £100

FREE

£12.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Standard pre-12.30

£100+

Below £100

£12.00

£24.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-12.30

Standard pre-10.30

£100+

Below £100

£16.00

£28.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-10.30

Isle of Wight**

£100

Below £100

£22.00

£9.50

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Scottish Highlands & Islands***

£100+

Below £100

£18.50

£31.00

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

Northern Ireland

£100+

Below £100

£23.50

£36.00

Mon-Sat,

9.00-17.30

 

*Next day is not available if ordered on Sunday or Monday, in which instance the order will be processed on Tuesday for delivery Wednesday

**Isle of Wight post codes PO30-PO41

***Scottish Highlands & Irelands includes the following post codes: AB37 & AB38, AB41 - AB56, FK19-FK21, HS, IV, KA27-KA28, KW, PA20-PA78, PH15-PH50, ZE 

 

Important Notes

  • We will contact you to confirm a suitable time for Local Delivery
  • For National Delivery you will receive a tracking code for our courier APC as part of your fulfilment confirmation e-mail
  • We cannot deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays
  • If possible, please let us know where your order can be left if you are going to be out
  • Use the appropriate notes box to leave any delivery instructions
  • For National Deliveries if unsuccessful APC will leave a card for you to rearrange your delivery

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NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further.

Some frequently asked questions.

Yes! If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter (see below) you can benefit from our same in-store case discounts when buying online.

Buying 6-11 bottles? Use code PIP6CASE at checkout for a 5% discount.

Buying 12+ bottles? Use code PIP12CASE at checkout for a 10% discount.

NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further if that affects you.

Every wine we sell at Pip comes with our seal of approval and we guarantee that If a wine is corked, faulty, or it's absolutely not for you, we will replace it with a second attempt at the same wine or something else at the same value.

And if you would prefer a refund, please read our full refund policy here.

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