Jacques Puffeney 2003 Arbois Poulsard "M" ($22.99)
Clear cherry red, not too dark; bright crimson glints against the light. Fresh and delicate aromas of spicy red fruit, subtle herbs and fragrant white pepper mix in a subtle blend. Light-bodied but intense, tart cherries and white pepper meet crisp acidity and smooth but perceptible tannins on the palate. US Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, NYC. (Mar 3, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Its light, acidic style, not unlike a Loire red, suggests pairing with poultry, pork or cheese. It was fine with pollo all'Abruzzese, a Central Italian chicken fricasee somewhat akin to a cacciatore without the bright-red "gravy."

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