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Berioles Saint Pourcain Auvernat 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A marvelous blend from the Loire Valley that was fresh and exhilarating

Producer/Winery: Jean Teissèdre and Sophie & Jérôme Roux; Domaine des Bérioles; Cesset, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Auvernat-Saint Pourçain; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Salmon pasta casserole.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear ruby color with an identical color rim (it was so similar there wasn’t a rim). Robust musty damp earth, red fruit and spicy cinnamon aromas. Silky smooth watery mouthfeel, light body and a 400-grit texture. Really nice concentrated flavors of cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruit with a very pleasant dusting of cinnamon. Light to medium acidity, silky tannins that just had a tiny grip and medium-length bitter and spicy fruit tasting finish. WOW, an unusual smooth, easy drinking red with just enough crispness and tannin grip to provide interest and fascination. It was excellent paired with the salmon and we thoroughly enjoyed it. A marvelous blend from the Loire Valley that was fresh and exhilarating

The Domaine des Berioles family in their Loire Valley winery
Photo from Domaine des Berioles.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine des Bérioles and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 3 554770 099698

Imported by: Advintage Distributing; Ladson, South Carolina.