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Quincy resembles the better Sancerre Blanc. It is fresh and Quincy French winesurprisingly aromatic: with suggestions of white flowers, citrus fruit (orange and lemon), and vegetal undertones including box, broom, or green asparagus. The taste is fresh, elegant, juicy, and exceptionally pleasing. Drink this French wine at 48.2-50.0°F (9-10°C).

 

REUILLY FRENCH WINE

People confuse Reuilly and Rully too readily with each other. Rully is also white but is a Burgundy. Similar confusion exists between Pouilly Pume (Loire) and Pouilly Puisse (Bourgogne Mâconnais). The 130 hectares of the Reuilly appellation vineyards are slightly to the west of Quincy. This French vines grow on gently undulating hills of calciferous marl and terraces of chalk-bearing sand. Unlike neighbouring Quincy Reuilly produces white, rose, and red French wines. Reuilly white, from Sauvignon Blanc, is a perfect example of Sauvignon from the Loire.

Reuilly Bucolic French WineYou will probably wax bucolically lyric al about the bouquet that is reminiscent of asparagus beds, still not fully emerged from beneath their blanket of morning dew, woken gently by the first morning rays of sunshine. The nose recalls white wild flowers of the meadow, grass, clover, and white fruit, with suggestions of menthol, lemon or lime. The taste is fresh, fruity, and very expressive for this French wine. Drinking temperature Reuilly French wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

Reuilly Rose is always exceptionally fruity and fresh French wine. In the best years (with plenty of sun) the better wines can be more robust and fuller. Most roses are made with Pinot Noir but there are subtle traditional roses to be found here and there that are made with Pinot Gris. Certain characteristics aromas of Pinot Noir roses are strawberry, raspberry, white peach, and peppermint. Drinking temperature for this French wine: 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

Reuilly red is made with Pinot Noir and it is colourful but very light in body and taste. This French wine is a veritable explosion of fruity aromas in which cherry, plum, blackberry, wild strawberry, red currant, and blackcurrant can be distinguished.

This can be extended with typical Pinot Noir aromas such as leather, game, and peppers in the finish. Drinking temperature for this French wine: 57.2°F (14°C).

 

Cheteaumeillant Red French WineCHATEAUMEILLANT VDQS

The wine from this French wine-growing area of 80 hectares has been permitted to carry the predicate VDQS since 1965. The wine has quickly become well respected among the knowledgeable and by local barkeepers and restaurateurs. The secret of the area is the special rose or vin gris made from Gamay grape which represents exceptional value for money.

Chateaumeillant has a complex soil that is gravelbearing sand and clay. The grapes used here are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Gamay. The Yin Gris de Chilteaumeillant is fresh, lively, and very seductive. It possesses rich aromas of white fruit such as peach, with spicy undertones and occasional floral notes. The taste is equally fresh but also supple and generous for a French wine. Drink this French wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

Chateaumeillant red is less well-known but can be surprisingly good. This French wine is very fruity with aromas of ripe red fruit, especially blackcurrant, and suggestions of menthol and liquorice. Drinking temperature for this French wine at 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C).

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