Located in the Auvergne, Saint-Pourçain actually has more in common with the Maconnais than the Loire, with Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Noir the main varieties. (You can read more about this small but interesting appellation on Richard Kelley’s site.) This is an inexpensive but delicious wine that’s a 60/40 blend of Gamay and Pinot. Worth checking out if you like perfumed, sapid, lighter reds.
Les Terres d’Ocre ‘Instant T’ 2013 Saint Pourçain, Loire, France12.5% alcohol. This is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay from 25 year old vines. It shows fresh vivid cherry fruit on the nose with a green, sappy character. Brooding and pure. The palate is bright, fresh and berryish with good acidity and nicely integrated green notes. Juicy and delicious. 90/100 (£9.95 The Wine Society)