2019 Patrice Colin "Pierre Francois" Coteaux Du Vendomois Rouge
The AOP of Côteaux du Vendômois was officially formed in 2001, but the history of wine production goes back as far as the 11th century. There is a large cooperative producing 60% of total AOP production and only 13 private producers in the appellation.
This cuvée is a blend of 60% Pineau d’Aunis, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Cabernet Franc, from vines that average 25 year old. The grapes are harvested at the beginning of October. Fermented and aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
Where: Loire Valley, France
What: Pineau d'Aunis, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc
How: Beautifully fresh and clean, great value to sink your teeth into rare French varietals