The appelation of Cotes d'Auvergne lies on the southern banks of the river Loire but is actually closer to the vineyards of southern Burgundy and the Rhone Valley than those of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Just to complicate things further the appelation falls within the Puy-de-Dome administrative department and the wine in this months case is made from the primary grape variety of Beaujolais!
Despite not having the same kind of international renown as their more illustrious neighbours the Cotes d'Auvergne is responisble for producing some fabulous wines, thanks laregly to volcanic soils which impart a fresh minerality.
This Gamay is a delightful fresh red, bursting with red fruit aromas. It is light, with notes of red berries, raspberries and redcurrants. A wonderful partner with Charcuterie or spaghetti Bolognese.