Saint Verny Vignobles Pinot Noir 2012
Beautiful ruby color. The nose is fine, spicy, and complex with wild red fruit aromas and peony hints. The palate is full-bodied with a well-balanced structure, generous, and vinous finish. Matches with red meat, game, or cheeses.
Cave Saint Verny is a cooperative, founded by the Limagrain Group, that includes 90 winegrowers. Their 420-acre vineyard, located in the heart of Auvergne in the center of France, stretches from the northern area of Riom to the southern area of Issoire and has an exceptional terroir. The sunny climate associated with its unique volcanic soils is favorable for wine production and gives a real specificity to the taste. They also has over a 1000-year-old history of winegrowing dating back to the Roman and Gallic times, gaining royal acclaim in the early 16th century with King Henry IV and Louis XIV. After a very prolific period until the end of the 19th century, the vineyard had a few decades of decline. And, its rebirth began when the Limagrain Group took over Cave des Coteaux in 1991, renaming it to "Cave Saint-Verny" after the region's legendary patron saint, Saint Verny.