Le Pigeoulet en Provence 2003 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse ($11.99)
This is a clear, dark reddish-purple wine, black at the center. Fresh and bright aromas are fruit-forward and clean, raspberries and black plums, with a slightly "vinous" back note of alcohol. Ripe and juicy fruit flavors follow the nose, properly balanced with lemon-squirt acidity and just a wisp of drying tannins in a long finish. Excellent balance, not much in the way of complexity, but for this low-teens price in the age of the strong Euro, who's complaining? US Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, Calif. (Apr 13, 2005)
FOOD MATCH: Fine with red meats, roast poultry or robust cheeses; it went well also with a vegetarian match, a thick pesto of walnuts, Sicilian green olives and feta cheese over linguine.
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