Last night I had a 2011 Pascal Janvier Cuvee des Rosiers from the Coteaux du Loir. 100% Pinot d'Aunis and unoaked. Absolutely one of the strangest, coolest, and most fascinating wines I've had in ages. The color was barely darker than a rose and the aroma was powerful
. Lots of fresh sour red fruit and this herbal character I had a hard time defining - somewhere between a Cabernet Franc's bell pepper and some sort of pine-like aroma, and yet that smell was completely and inextricably bound to the fruit. The palate carries basically the same description, with some flowers and a rather surprising tannin. Great acidity and it was kind of lip-smackingly delicious. Its really fun to get a wine thats unlike anything you've ever had before.