J. Lohr "Wildflower" Valdiguié
There Valdiguié is grown on Chualar loam soil in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. Originally thought to be the Gamay Noir grape of France’s Beaujolais winegrowing region, U.C. Davis has since identified this grape to be Valdiguié from an area in the southwest of France. Regardless of its origin and identity, Valdiguié grown in the windy, cold Arroyo Seco produces a wine reminiscent of the “Crus” of Beaujolais - Morgon, Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent.
Nose: Profuse cranberry, cherry and black pepper aromas.
Palate: The juicy palate is coated with pomegranate and raspberry fruit.
Finish: Leaving a sweet and mildly astringent finish.
Food Pairing: Perfect with duck confit salad or as a complement to a charcuterie plate of Serrano ham, peppered salami, cornichon and hard cheese.