Grosbot Barbara Chambre d'Edouard Loire Valley (Saint Pourcain), France 2018Regular price $16.00
Shortly after Denis Barbara started his winery, a Pinot Noir-loving friend named Edouard decided to sleep in an empty Pinot Noir tank. To mark the occasion, Barbara named his Pinot Noir "Chambre d'Edouard" (Edward's bedroom).
Of course, we think this Loire Valley Pinot is as charming as its name and story. With about 20 minutes of air, we're rewarded with a bit of black pepper, thyme and lavender (yes, an intriguing combination), red plums and cranberry fruit and some earthy minerality.
Food Ideas: chacuterie, stuffed mushrooms, paté, herbed goat cheese tart with thinly sliced beets and thyme, grilled pork chops with plum ginger chutney