Although this wine is labeled Vin de France, all the fruit is from the Loire. It's soft and fruity, but has a layer of tannins not always found in Pinot Noir this far north. Bright with red fruits, the wine finishes with acidity and a touch of dryness.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.