Le Grand Pinot Noir (750 ml)
About this item
- Home: Limoux, France
- Varietals: 88% Pinot Noir, 12% Grenache
- Food pairing: Pork, salad, cheese, tuna or salmon
- Aromas: Cherry, currant and savory spices
- Mouthfeel: Velvety finish of ripe red fruit and vanilla
Strong viticulture control: starting with defined Clone selection aimed at obtaining low yields, good canopy management helping produce ripeness. The rows are grassed down to avoid excessive vigor. In tourist terms, Limoux is considered the Tuscany of the South of France.
Made in a very Burgundian manner. The whole bunches went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was Burgundian-style manual punch-down to break up the cap and maximize color. Very little press wine was used.
A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberry-ish, cherry-ish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.
Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon. Serving note: Good when slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.