Menetou Salon Rouge, Philippe Gilbert 2017 (Loire, France)

Pinot Noir from Biodynamic vineyards in Menetou Salon, just west of Sancerre, made beutifully and naturally by Philippe Gilbert, whose family has been farming these lands since the 1700s. Old world Pinot Noir with forest floor notes and smokey red fruit with a long, mineral driven finish. Absolutely classic.