Domaine Vincent Pinard is located in Bué, at the heart of the Sancerre region. Our way of working at this centuries-old family estate is very traditional. Our work philosophy takes a natural, organic approach and respects the terroirs and consequently the environment.
The estate’s 17 hectares are mainly located on the hills of Bué, a famed winegrowing village that boasts limestone and clay-limestone terroirs. We do not use any herbicides, insecticides or anti-rot treatments, etc. Most of the work in the vineyards is done by hand (including harvesting). We have chosen to limit yields and produce small quantities of grapes (few grapes per vine stock). In order to do so, we prune short, disbud and thin the clusters (green harvest). The grapes are handpicked and we select the finest grapes at the sorting table.
We intervene as little as possible. Everything depends on grape selection. If the fruit is healthy there is no need to use artificial products during the vinification process. Depending on the cuvée, we work with tanks, wooden vats or 228-litre and 600-litre barrels.