Drink with nicely fatty grilled pork chops. Recommended. DH

2009 Patrice Colin Vieilles Vignes

Pineau d’Aunis aromas are dominant with pencil lead, cherry, smoke, and some lavender in the background. There is a very good acid to tannin balance. Tart cherries with pencil lead and a background of raspberry on the attack, tobacco and blackcurrant on the mid-palate. Flint underlies the wine from attack to finish, which shows drying tannins and tart red fruits. Definitely a food wine, but too light for red meat. Drink with nicely fatty grilled pork chops. Recommended. DH

WHO: Patrice Colin
WHAT: Pineau d’Aunis
WHERE: France, Coteaux du Vendomois
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $16.98