The 2014 Complices de Loire Touraine Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grown on a 3.5 acre sand and clay vineyard in the heart of the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. The lovely bouquet is an exotic mélange of fresh cut violets, spice/saffron, and cherry confit. On the palate, the wine is every bit a Loire, with the classic crisp minerality of the region; yet because it is made from 100% Pinot Noir, the undercurrent of pure red fruit also calls to mind a young red Burgundy, or a cru Beaujolais (made from Gamay).
Deep ruby garnet in color, with soft tannins and a fresh, fruity mouth feel, this wine is made to be enjoyed now. Serve lightly chilled.