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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Lionel Gosseaume, Les Marcottes 2012 - Touraine

A red 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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