2016 François Cazin Cheverny Rouge

  • $40.00

Region: France, Loire - Touraine
Farming: Conventional
Grape Varieties: Gamay, Pinot Noir

Dry, light-bodied red; red berries, minerals | Hainanese chicken rice

About two-thirds Gamay (the maximum permitted under AOC rules), with some Pinot Noir supporting, the Cheverny rouge is delightful, early-drinking wine. The Gamay grapes undergo some carbonic maceration to give it that burst of fruit in youth, and it’s a wine reminiscent of Beaujolais from a cooler year – fragrant, forward and zippy.

Great with poultry across the spectrum, from a tender chicken to gamy pheasant, especially with lots of butter (as with a fricassée).

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