Francisque Lapandéry

Réserve Vieilles Vignes Côte Roannaise Gamay

8.832 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Côte Roannaise, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Crisp and refreshing, with lots of crunchy Gamay character. Nose has crunchy cherry fruit, high-toned stoniness, and an herbal note. Very direct in the mouth, with loads of limestoney minerality, which gives a very different impression than Gamays grown in more granitic soil.

Crisp and refreshing, with lots of crunchy Gamay character. Nose has crunchy cherry fruit, high-toned stoniness, and an herbal note. Very direct in the mouth, with loads of limestoney minerality, which gives a very different impression than Gamays grown in more granitic soil.

Sep 26th, 2018
Bob Wilson

Solid.

Solid.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

Yum!

Yum!

Mar 18th, 2017
Brad Steven

At this price point, it's tough to beat.

At this price point, it's tough to beat.

Dec 28th, 2016
Chris MacLean

This is the Gamay @Delectable Wine. Solid example. Perhaps a bit more feminine and weightless than a cru Beaujolais. Versatile enough to pair with brisket and smoked turkey BBQ.

This is the Gamay @Delectable Wine. Solid example. Perhaps a bit more feminine and weightless than a cru Beaujolais. Versatile enough to pair with brisket and smoked turkey BBQ.

Jul 16th, 2016
Levi Glenn

Aromatics are off the charts. In the mouth not quite as exciting. Interesting wine, but not earth shattering.

Aromatics are off the charts. In the mouth not quite as exciting. Interesting wine, but not earth shattering.

Feb 25th, 2016
Blair Campomizzi

Subtle cherry and currant with a little spice.

Subtle cherry and currant with a little spice.

Aug 17th, 2018
Chris Grimm

A wonderful selection.

A wonderful selection.

Feb 8th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Gamay - nearly as structured as many a Bourgogne Rouge - black cracked pepper coming to the front on day 3

Gamay - nearly as structured as many a Bourgogne Rouge - black cracked pepper coming to the front on day 3

Jan 23rd, 2018
Liz O'Neal

Had right after Beaujolais Nouveau. Perfect departure - still Gamay but more complex and slightly heavier in the mouth. Twinge of pencil lead and sour cherries on the tongue.

Had right after Beaujolais Nouveau. Perfect departure - still Gamay but more complex and slightly heavier in the mouth. Twinge of pencil lead and sour cherries on the tongue.

Jan 7th, 2018