I had heard of and enjoyed red Sancerre before, but I did not know until I saw this wine that the nearby town of Menetou-Salon (known for its Sauvignon Blanc-based whites) made any red at all. This was a very nice, lean, light, minerally Pinot Noir.
Light garnet color with some amber at the rim. Intensely earthy/barnyardy at first, but that blew off after a while and the wine displayed classic PN scents of minerally-infused, zippy but sappy cherry fruit and dry spice cake. Fills the mouth with flavors but feels very light on its feet, with bone-dry spiced cherry extract and a long, stony/minerally finish. Excellent acids. Long, clingy finish. Very distinctive. A-. Imported by Neal Rosenthal, I got this for about $30 at Houston Wine Merchant.
(Sorry: 2006 pictured)