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.

François et Julien Pinon

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.

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