2015 Orleans Rouge (Clos Saint Fiacre)

Clos Saint Fiacre, Orleans Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & CASSIS, HERBACIOUS SPICE, FIRM & GENEROUS

Hailing from the very northerly and rather rare Loire appellation known as Orléans, this is a Pinot Noir double feature starring the Meunier mutation best known for its work in Champagne with support from the more familiar regular Pinot Noir (sans Meunier’s downy leaves). The result is bright and firm yet appealingly ripe and generous with familiarly Pinot-ish cherry fruit and a spicy herbaceousness (including a whisper of juniper) that lies somewhere between Oregon Pinot and Loire Cab Franc. Captivating!

Serving Suggestions: Pumpernickel crostini w/ venison or bison tartare. Baked brie w/ toasted pecans, rosemary, & lingonberry preserves.



$22.99 each