Nestled in the Auvergne mountains, founded in Roman times, and developed by Benedictine monks in the Middle Ages; St. Pourçain is one of France’s oldest wine regions. Still part of the Loire (though further south than we usually imagine) this wine is all gamay—giving it a lovely light salmon-pink hue. It has a pretty perfume of peach and apricot, along with hints of raspberries and rose petals, and it’s a quintessential thirst-quencher too! It’s delicious on its own, with Asian cuisine, or when paired with soft, creamy cheeses.
REGION: St. Pourçain, Loire Valley, France