Description: This is exactly what you would want from a cool climate Pinot Noir. The Sancerre region doesn't just make white wine from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, when making red wine the label should specifically say, "Sancerre Rouge". This is a beautiful Sancerre rouge with lots of cool climate characteristics like vibrant acidity on a light-bodied canvas. Aromas of musk and black cherry compote is also revealed on the palate with integrated tannins and balanced acid/ alcohol and a hint of five spice. Truly a great example of a Sancerre rouge. The domaine dates back to 1875 and was run by Alain Girard until 2007, at which point his two sons, Anthony and Nicolas, took over. The property extends over 31 acres, only five of which are planted to Pinot Noir with the bulk given over to Sauvignon Blanc.
Food pairing: Beets, cheeses (Camembert, Gruyere, mature cheeses), chicken, duck, eggplant, fennel dishes, game birds, fish (salmon), lamb, mushrooms, pork loin, etc.