VOLUME 9, ISSUE 44
July 28, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Anderson Valley: Newfound Perception of Quality 17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 15-18, 2014 Anderson Valley, California Highlights of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tastings with Winemakers: Drew, Balo, Bink, Knez and Signal Ridge Two AV Wineries of Special Mention: Maggy Hawk and Domaine Anderson More Sips of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs
Arnaud de la Chanonie is a wine wholesaler in France. His family has vineyards in Auvergne, which is considered part of the greater Loire region but is actually closer to the vineyards of Northern Rhone than to the Loire River. The vineyards are on steep hillsides with soils of volcanic origin with basalt, clay and limestone. One of the producers Arnaud represents in France is Chateau St. Cosme in Gigondas. Arnaud is friends with the winemaker, Louis Burruol, who he met at school. Arnaud enlisted this talented winemaker to make his Vin de Pays du Puy de Dome Pinot Noir.
The wine is fermented with natural yeasts and then racked to a stainless steel tank for 9 months before bottling. The final product is light-bodied and fresh with primarily red cherry fruit.
125 cases of the 2008 vintage were imported to the United States with a retail price of $14.98.
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