While the Côte Roannaise is located in the far South of the Loire Valley it is adjacent to Beaujolais, often, as in this case, with the same soils as Beaujolais and is made with the same grape that is used in Beaujolais. In fact, now that Beaujolais has become so deservedly fashionable, and therefore more expensive, one might pine for the slightly older days when wonderful, juicy, yet complex wines from Beaujolais were very affordable. Wines like this are the solution. With over 300 years of winemaking in the family, Domaine des Pothiers is biodynamically farmed and fermented completely naturally. Aged in concrete, the wine doesn’t lack complexity nor impact, and would be easily confused for a Cru Beaujolais. We would bet big money that if this were given blind to a Master Sommelier, they would call it a Morgon! Wonderful with anything grilled.