Le Pigeoulet en Provence 2002 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse ($11.99)
Clear ruby, this Southern Rhone wine from the producers of Vieux-Telegraphe is surprisingly light in color, but this is typical of Pigeoulet and can't necessarily be attributed to the rainy summer of 2002. There's plenty of good, spicy red-cherries and strawberries in the aroma, and if the wine is a bit light-bodied, there's plenty of fresh, snappy fruit and crisp acidity to carry it. Good food wine from a "difficult" vintage. US Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, Calif. (Dec 19, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Its light body and delicate fruit suggest pork or poultry. It was a delight with an aromatic pork loin braised with satsuma oranges, rosemary and juniper berries.

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