Les Volcans Gamay/Pinot Noir - Auvergne
France - Other
REGION: Auvergne, France
VARIETIES: Gamay, Pinot Noir
More known perhaps for its supporting of a great rugby team, the Auvergne is nonetheless prime vine material. Planted on classic volcanic soils, these vines get great sunlight and warmth, whilst the mountain air keeps the acidity at the right levels. Virtually all of the (very small) acreage of the grapes grown in this region are handled by the cooperative, and they make a range of excellent everyday drinking wines.