St Verny Pinot Noir Volcans IGP Puy de Dome 2019 Auvergne
La Cave Saint-Verny is the sole co-operative in the Puy-de-Dome departement in central France's Auvergne area, and was founded in 1950. They buy grapes annually from 115 small growers, most of which consists of the permitted varieties gamay and pinot noir.
The appellation of IGP Puy de Dome was created in 2011 as, bizarrely, no wine that is solely pinot noir can fall under the Cotes d'Auvergne appellation, whose regulations favour the more widely planted Gamay.
This is a soft, light-bodied pinot noir full of juicy cherry and soil earthiness from this rare volcanic terroir.