Puzelat 2000 "La Tesnière" Pineau d'Aunis ($12.99)
This rather light copper-red wine is not much darker than a rosé; it shows a hint of haze and a distinct orange tint when it's held against the light. Remarkable aromas catch your attention as soon as you bring your nose to the glass: A whiff of white pepper is quickly followed by a lovely minerality reminiscent of rainwater washing over limestone. Fresh strawberries follow, ripe and sweet, leading into a tart, bone-dry red-berry flavor that's light-bodied but mouth-filling. Lemony acidity, subtle berries and white pepper linger in a long finish. US Importer: Louis/Dressner Selections, NYC. (Mar 31, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: Crisp, tart and fruity with no hint of tannin, this made a perfect red-wine-with-fish match with a Marcella Hazan Italian classic, bluefish baked with potatoes, olive oil and garlic.
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