Loire from Lea & Sandeman
The Loire is best known for its white wines, characterised as charming rather than powerful, whilst the spiritual home of Gamay is Beaujolais, which is itself on something of a roll and coming back into fashion.
This Touraine Gamay is pretty much a dead-ringer for a good Beaujolais - there's red, black and sour cherry fruit, a vibrant freshness and lilac / violet florality. Good underpinnings and length.
Light, focused, pure and precise.
Match with lighter game, especially duck.
£8.95 from Lea and Sandeman; provided for review.
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