This weeks Wine of the Week is a 2016 Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau. I was given this wine to taste from a family member who had just traveled back from France. After doing some research, I found that this bottle can be purchased for £13.75 (Equivalent to $18.14 U.S. dollars) from this website: https://www.yapp.co.uk/Wine-List/Loire-Wines/Saumur-Champigny-Wines/Saumur-Champigny-Domaine-Filliatreau-2016/
The website above was also helpful in describing the Loire region wine and recommended it served lightly chilled and paired with charcuterie. Very Parisian! It was interesting to learn that this red wine is quite popular in French restaurants as well.
For the notes, this red tasted of a wonderful mix of berries which created a ripe and well balanced finish. We paired the Domaine Filliatreau with a fish stew, rice, challah (bread) and a squash, eggplant and artichoke dish. While I typically recommend red wine to be paired with meat, this stew called for basic red table wine in the ingredients, so this wine paired nicely with our meal.
Cheers… and bon appétit!