Domaine Vacher Saumur-Champigny 2014, Loire, France
Champigny gets its name from the Latin ‘Campus Igni’ – a ‘field of fire’. The Romans recognized that this warm pocket of Northern France was perfect for ripe curranty reds with crunchy fruit and soft tannins. A light red like this loves a salad, roast chicken or fragrant lamb dishes. Look for the cool-climate hint of violets in the aroma.