Louis Latour 2001 "Domaine de Valmoissine" Pinot Noir Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon ($12.99)
This clear, light-ruby wine from the hills of Var in Provence is a Burgundian-style red made in the style of the ancient "Vin Vermeil," light and fresh and not much darker than a rosé. There's more substance on the nose and palate than the light color suggests: Good Pinot aromas focus on red fruit, with distinct nuances of smoke and meat. Fresh and bright flavors, light-bodied but crisp red fruit and earthy notes that follow the nose. There's a wisp of tannins along with clean fruit in the finish. US Importer: Louis Latour Inc., San Francisco. (Jan 30, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Nicely matched with a simple roast pork loin.

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