2007 Tessier Cheverny Rouge

SKU #1040035

The Tessier Cheverny Rouge is a luscious blend of gamay and pinot noir. This medium-bodied beauty is supple and elegant, a portrait of restraint and purity and just about one of the happiest wines we have in the store. Enjoy its cherry scented nose, spicy licorice-tinged palate and ample sweet fruit just above cellar temperature and over the next 5-8 years.

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/19/2008  | Send Email
A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Gamay, this Loire valley red is a perennial terrific buy. Medium-bodied with tangy red fruit and a crisp finish, this is a wonderfully balanced and delicious red that, at only 12% alcohol, you can drink throughout a meal According to Loire buyer Jeff Vierra, this is “one of the happiest wines in our store.” Well said….

 By: Jeff Vierra |  Review Date: 8/15/2008 
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This is, by a long shot, one of my favorite everyday wines in the store. A blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, this is the bottle to reach for when you roast a chicken, grill some sausages, or just need a tasty supple red. Medium-bodied with bright cherry and cranberry aromatics this juicy elegant bottle brings to mind good artisan Beaujolais. To get all this wine has to offer serve with good cheer just above cellar temperature.
Top Value! Drink from 2008 to 2012

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Varietal:

Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.