2016 François Cazin Cheverny Rouge
Region: Loire Valley - Touraine
Grape Varieties: Gamay, Pinot Noir
Dry light-bodied red | 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).