Standing alone this is thin and slightly sour, but as a food wine it comes into its own. It has some light red juiciness and a touch of licorice, but the unique and surprising flavor is a sea-spray saltiness. For many this will be a curiosity, and for some it will be a treat. Pair it with dry-rubbed barbecue on a hot afternoon.

WHO: Domaine de Montcy
WHAT: Gamay, Pinot noir, Malbec
WHERE: Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $13

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