Wine of the Day: Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Rouge, Loire 2015 7-21-16

Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Rouge, Loire 2015 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $18 special

Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Rouge, Loire 2015

Domaine Philippe Tessier Cheverny Rouge, Loire 2015

With Phillippe’s Cheverny Rouge, it’s all about texture and energy. This blend of Gamay, Pinot and Cot presents wild red fruit along with an edgier, earth-and-spice-tinged finish. ┬áThe Gamay sees two weeks of carbonic maceration, which gives the wine a livlier feel on the palate. The Pinot is 30% destemmed and the Cot is completely destemmed. All is fermented seperately prior to determining the finished 60/30/10. Minimal manipulation and maximum fun!Cheverny is all about value and charm, and Msr. Tessier is perhaps its finest steward. – Tyler