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Reviews & Awards

2009 Pinot Noir

 

BEST BUY, 85 points, "Simple but clean with an overall juicy red berry and plum character. A touch of earth and black pepper glimmer on the close." Wine Enthusiast Magazine July 2011


2008 Pinot Noir

 

Winner of the 2010 Trials The Wine Trials 2010: The world’s best selling guide to inexpensive wines by Robin Goldstein & Alexis Herschkowitsch


2006 Pinot Noir

 

BEST BUY World Value Wine Challenge 2007


2006 Pinot Noir

 

Wine of the Week Las Vegas Review-Journal 07/22/09 by Gil Lempert-Schwarz


Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir offers pure aromas of cherry, currant, and savory spices. The velvety tannins are nicely balanced by ripe red fruit flavors layered with vanilla and spice.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with pork, salad, cheese, tuna or salmon.

Varietal(s)

100% Pinot Noir

Region

Limoux, France

Vineyard & Winemaking Notes

The grapes are hand-picked from the coolest growing area at the foothills of the Pyrennes. The vineyard is tempered by sea breezes from both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Good canopy management brings grapes to ripeness amid the cool temperatures, producing quality low yields of delicate Pinot Noir grapes. The grapes are then cold soaked for 10 days. The long fermentation (10-14 days malo-lactic) and manual cap “punch down” yield maximum color and tannin extraction in the Burgundian fashion. The wine remains sur lees 3 months before racking and aging. Oak aged for 6 months.