This 100% Pineau d’Aunis wine was grown on vines planted in 1920. The nose is delightfully floral, white flowers with a pinch of white pepper. The palate is pleasant, with good minerality, tart cherry and red currants, and white pepper. Smoke and pencil lead show on the mid-palate and the finish is long with a touch of salt. Drink with duck in cherry sauce. Highly Recommended. DH

WHO: Patrice Colin
WHAT: Pineau d’Aunis
WHERE: Coteaux du Vendomois, France
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $16.98