Sitting at The Corner in the Hotel Tivoli drinking the 2013 Sancerre Rouge “Croix du Roy” from Lucien and Gilles Crochet. Married specifically to a plate of potato gnocchi with fava beans but went equally well with the green pea risotto served simultaneously. The essential red fruit of the wine was subtle and charming; the tannins captured the true meaning of the French term “soyeux” meaning texturally silky. An unpretentious but utterly satisfying Pinot of breed and grace. How nice to have a wine so comfortable in its own un-manipulated skin.