LES VIGNERONS DE SAINT-POURÇAIN – SAINT-POURÇAIN

LES VIGNERONS DE SAINT-POURÇAIN

Producer Profile – The Story

RAISON D’ETRE – The New Burgundy

Francaboutwine notes :

You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t put your finger on the map of France and point out Saint Pourçain. It sits south of Loire and west of Macon. The  vineyards sit on the banks of the river Allier, a main tributary to the Loire but the landscape and varieties are matched with Burgundy. It’s actually one of France’s oldest regions and can claim its lineage back to Roman times. The vineyards sit at the same latitude as Macon and share the same desired southeast facing exposition.

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Here in 1487 Gaultier Tavernier, was serving the wine of Saint-Pourçain with the 'Twine'

Here in 1487 Gaultier Tavernier, was serving the wine of Saint-Pourçain with the ‘Twine’