Named for the poppies that grow in the Domaine Lardy vineyards, this modern take on old school “Beaujo” is an all around crowd pleaser. A touch of carbonic maceration gives ample fruit on the nose, with aromas of ripe cherries, raspberry, cinnamon, and earth. On the palate, those berry and cherry notes are there, but drier than the nose would have you believe. There’s some blackberry as well, a touch of black tea and some crushed black pepper on the finish. Chill lightly and enjoy with fried chicken or sip quietly while watching a good movie.