When looking for the Saint-Porcain region on the Loire Valley map I had to consult several different maps to find it. The reason being that the appellation didn’t receive its A.O.C status until 2009 so many of the wine growing maps we had didn’t even have it represented. Always kind of fun to stumble on a new thing to explore right? Well I’m not sure how much exploring there will be as I doubt there are too many here in the USA to try, but we have this yummy one! Made from 90% Gamay and 10% Pinot, this is a playfully light red with exuberant red, almost cranberry like aromas and flavors but has plenty of tension from the acidity. This is the kind of red you can chill down a touch and serve with simple, fatty foods like salami, fried chicken, pates and the like. Simple but simply delicious.