A Loire Valley Gamay / Pinot Noir Blend
Guys, this wine - I'm obsessed with it. In a completely healthy way. Domaine Gardien Frères Reserve du Domaine St. Pourcain 2014. You can find it in PA stores for about $18. It is imported by my friends at VinoBliss.
The Réserve du Domaine is a Gamay / Pinot Noir blend from the Loire Valley, France. It is a medium bodied, easy drinker, full of elegance and clean lines. Find red cherries, red roses, blackberries, bramble, violets, soft baking spices, and earth on the nose and palate. Easy tannins and bright acid provide a lovely finish that is all dark berries and spice.
I was lucky enough to bring a bottle to a BYO with friends. The food was good; the wine was better. Unexpectedly so - it stole the show. This is a happy little treasure!
A fun note -- St. Pourçain is a very small AOC located almost exactly in the center of France. It is usually not included on maps of French wine regions, despite it being one of the oldest wine producing regions in France, dating back to the Middle Ages.
$16.99 at Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores (PA only) or connect with Winelala and we can order it for you!