Pinot Noir Vin de France

Pinot_noir_label_100.jpgWinery: Château Eric Louis
Loire Valley
Thauvenay, Sancerre, France
Appellation: Sancerre Rouge
Designation: VDF

Site: From vineyards nearby to Sancerre, along the Loire River (formerly known as “le jardin de France”).

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Fermentation and Aging: Fermented and macerated for two weeks in stainless steel fermenters.

Interesting to know: Though it carries a lesser appellation, the Pinot Noir comes from slopes in the Loire Valley near Sancerre, the area formerly known as The Garden of France, a special Vin de Pays appellation created for the Loire Valley.

Pairing: Salumi, white meats, grilled salmon, grilled chicken.

Vintage: 2012