Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Domaine Auchere Sancerre Rouge, Loire Valley, France. (Pinot Noir)
This fantastic and elegant Pinot Noir from Domaine Auchere shows the best of cool climate Pinot character and charm with detailed fruit, silky texture and spicy mineral notes. The nose is pure with raspberry, fresh cut flowers, dried rose petals and baking spices before a stylish palate of cherry, plum and wild strawberry. There is saline, earth and subtle truffle elements along with hints of pepper and crushed stones. Everything flows smoothly and the fruit is always first in your thoughts, this is an impressive Sancerre Rouge, and frankly this wine is a steal and rivals any Pinot Noir in it’s price class. It should hold up nicely too with good acidity and low alcohol it will fill out some and gain over the next 2-3 years. This is a wine to enjoy now and savor it’s pretty layers, while not a Burgundy or as intense, it is a fine example of Loire Pinot and a beautiful wine.
($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
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