Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT value Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay blend at only $13.50.
Producer/Winery: Emmanuel & Thierry Delaille; Domaine du Salvard.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir blend – 55% Pinot Noir, 43% Gamay and 2% Côt.
Geographic Appellation: Cheverny; Loire Valley, France.
Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Turkey and Swiss cheese panini, baked beans and coleslaw.
He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby red color. Damp earth, cherry and red current aromas. Smooth, light body and fruity mouth-feel. Lots of cherry flavor that goes to tart and slightly crisp by the end of the finish. A fresh fruity wine that was a good pairing with the turkey and Swiss cheese panini and drank well alone after the dinner. An EXCELLENT value Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay blend at only $13.50.
She said: Slightly translucent, dusty ruby red color with widely spaced, thick, slowly moving legs. Mild earthy aroma was followed by a well flavored mouth-feel that had a medium body with slight acidity. The wine was smooth and ended with a medium long, dry finish. A good value red blend at $13.50.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
UPC Code: 7 61503 44226 0
Imported by: Kermit Lynch; Berkeley, California.
Photo from Domaine Salvard.