François et Julien Pinon, 2023 Update
I had spent the morning exploring the Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir appellations, before stopping off for lunch at a beautiful spot overlooking an undulating expanse of golden vineyards. The sea of vines billowed in the autumn breezes, the leaves gently oscillating in broad ripples, on what was a surprisingly warm November day.
Although having said that, this was November in 2022. Every day was warmer than expected, and in truth I had long given up being surprised by it.
What did surprise me, however, was the sheer beauty of the slopes of Jasnières. That is a story for another day though. Time was marching on and I realised I had better get moving if I was going to arrive on time for my next appointment in Vouvray. So I hit the road, striking out cross-country, heading south through the communes of Reugny and Chançay, corners of the Vouvray appellation which even today remain for me largely untrodden ground.
Resisting the temptation to explore more, I arrived on the Rue Jean Jaurès, in the Vallée de Cousse, bang on time. Waiting for me there was Julien Pinon.Please log in to continue reading: