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2016 Coteaux du Loir Rouge “Cuvée du Rosier”

Pascal Janvier

2016 Coteaux du Loir <i>Rouge</i> “Cuvée du Rosier” Pascal Janvier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
This reasonably priced, delicately flavored charmer is made from 100% Pineau d’Aunis, a grape we hold dear to our collective hearts because of its mystifying aromatics, low alcohol, and bright, juicy texture. White pepper, roses, and strawberry fields come to mind, while a subtle palate-tickling spritz livens it up further (this effect is intentional, but if it bothers you, simply shake up the bottle or decant it). A team player at table, this red works well with many diverse cuisines; try it with numbing Szechuan fried chicken for a delicious revelation.

Anthony Lynch

$20.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pineau d'Aunis
Appellation: Coteaux du Loir
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Pascal Janvier
Winemaker: Pascal Janvier
Vineyard: 25 years, 1.6 ha
Soil: Clay, Sand
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12%

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About Loire

The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?

Secondary in relevance to the historical, climatic, environmental, and cultural importance of the river are the wines and châteaux of the Jardin de la France. The kings and nobility of France built many hundreds of châteaux in the Loire but wine preceded the arrival of the noblesse and has since out-lived them as well.

Diversity abounds in the Loire. The aforementioned Kimmderidgian limestone of Sancerre is also found in Chablis. Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur boast the presence of tuffeau, a type of limestone unique to the Loire that has a yellowish tinge and a chalky texture. Savennières has schist, while Muscadet has volcanic, granite, and serpentinite based soils. In addition to geologic diversity, many, grape varieties are grown there too: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne are most prevalent, but (to name a few) Pinot Gris, Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pineau d’Aunis, and Folle Blanche are also planted. These myriad of viticultural influences leads to the high quality production of every type of wine: red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert.

Like the Rhône and Provence, some of Kermit’s first imports came from the Loire, most notably the wines of Charles Joguet and Château d’Epiré—two producers who are featured in Kermit’s book Adventures on the Wine Route and with whom we still work today.

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2014 Chinon “Les Varennes du Grand Clos”

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2016 Pinot Gris

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2014 Clisson “La Molette”

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2016 Coteaux du Loir Blanc

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2015 Vouvray “La Moelleuse”

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2016 Vouvray

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Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch

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