This March we're exploring the Loire Valley - in particular, wines from Jean–François Mérieau:
"Based in the tiny village of Saint-Julien-de-Chédon (which doesn’t seem much changed since the 17th century), Jean–François’ property stretches to almost 35 hectares planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cot, Pineau d’Aunis, Gamay, and Chardonnay. Many of the vines are quite old, including the Pineau d’Aunis which is over 100 years old and the Cot, the youngest of which is 50 years old and the oldest over 100. Unlike most Touraine producers, the vineyards are plowed and the property is in conversion to organic certification. Vineyard work is all manual and no commercial yeasts are used in the vinification of a dizzying array of wines – in typical fashion for the Touraine. Mineral whites, racy and savory reds, sparkling wines and sweet wines, all are on the menu at this address."
We'll be showcasing Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir at Pizza Man. We look forward to sharing these amazing wines with you!
Quoted excerpt from europeancellars.com.