Famille Laurent Saint-Pourçain Cavite 2015


Famille Laurent Saint-Pourçain Cavite 2015

Let it be said: Even a geezer like me learns something new here once in a while. I’d never heard of Saint-Pourçain until I read this post from back in December: Obscure French Country Wine. And sometime in February I ran across a red one at my local shop. And opened it the other night. Famille Laurent Saint-Pourçain Cavite is designated a Loire wine, although it’s really in Alliers, where the oak for all those barrels is grown. It’s west of the Côte Chalonnaise, north of Beaujolais. Thus, by French logic, this is a version of a bourgogne-tout-passegrains. I don’t know the proportions of Gamay and Pinot Noir, but that’s what’s in the bottle.

On the nose, bright red cherry/berry, just a little rustic funk (this is a wine of the countryside!); in the mouth pretty red fruits, lots of bright acidity, and the near-weightlessness of a fine red Chablis (Irancy, etc.) Overall, a very pleasant wine with the great (and by definition “under-appreciated”) quality of modesty. It doesn’t come to you, you go to it, and what you get is a wine of excellent balance that lives to serve at the table with…I don’t know, probably almost anything.

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Submitted March 23, 2017 at 03:38PM by winemule
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