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Staff Pick

Cheverny Rouge, "La Pierre aux Chiens," Venier - 2016

Item # 26131 750mL
$33.96/ Single Bottle
$407.52 $366.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Christian Venier is one of the many passionate wine growers in the Loire. His wines always demonstrate grace and depth, this Pinot Noir is no different. Raspberries, black berries and red citrus acidity plays well into a schisty, stony finish. Lithe, clean and for those who enjoy fresh, natural, even naked Pinot.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you love your Pinot naked like I do you're going to be absolutely seduced by this beautiful expression. It's as stripped down and in the buff a version as you can possibly get. Just lying there waiting for you to take it home tonight. The nose teases you with notes of blood orange, clove, cinnamon, savory herbs and rhubarb. The palate is delicate, smooth and silky with velvety tannins, bright acidity and enough beautiful fruit that beckons you to keep raising the glass to your lips for another sip. Put it this way, I don't smoke but I needed a cigarette after this one!

- JBB

About the Producer

Cheverny, Loire Valley, France Located in the eastern section of Touraine, just off the Sologne and the Loire, Christian Venier tends his vines of classic Loire varietals. He has a deep set of roots himself, as his family has been winemakers and growers in the region for generations. Out of his 7 brothers, he was the one to look lovingly towards the vines and nodded, 'yes..I will take charge.'...

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