Monday, April 20, 2009

Another side of the Loire.

Yum, yum, summer fun! And I know what you're thinking, another Loire red?? Yes, but this time at least its Pinot Noir and not our good friend Cabernet Franc. I do like to mix it up a bit. 

Sylvain Bailly, La Louee, Sancerre Rouge, 2006. 

There is not a lot of fruit in this wine, it's pretty sparse, but what it does have is what i just love for summertime, lots of minerality and loads of acidity. it's so light and refreshing, and it evolves really beautifully in the glass, taking on more dried herbs and savory notes as it gets more exposure to air. 

I will say, this isn't everyones cup of tea, but it sure is mine! 

Rosso Wine Shop for $21.99. 


Jeff Zimmitti said...

Yea, Sancerre Rouge. We love it! Glad you liked it. So much nicer to drink an easy-going red with this kind of heat in SoCal. Tried to finish a bottle of 15% Syrah on Sunday and it was tough. Even for a trained liver like my own...

Amy said...

Yes, wow, you were really challenging yourself there! You could have sprained your esophagus.