Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING red Burgundy that’s a SUPER value.
Producer/Winery: Pierre de Benoist; Bouzeron, France.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation: Côte Chalonnaise; Burgundy, France.
Price: $32.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Salmon cake, home made rustic bread and broccoli.
He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear ruby red color with the same color rim. Wonderful damp earth, cherry and raspberry aromas. A WOW fruit taste and a WOW, WOW finish that’s loaded with fruit flavor, soft tannins and a powerful tart, limestone ending. We really stepped up tonight. GREAT with the salmon, but FANTASTIC sipping after the meal. It was simply OUTSTANDING red Burgundy that’s a SUPER value.
She said: Opaque, light garnet red color, lots of evenly spaced, thin, well moving lakes. If you want to start off with a great aroma, this wine fits the bill. The red fruit aroma carries through to the mouth where it blossoms forth to accompany the salmon cake, and then goes on into a long finish. Dry, smooth with soft tannins, this was a very delicious pinot Noir and very appropriate for “that special dinner”.
Alcohol Content: 13%
UPC Code: 7 61503 32222 7
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.
Photo from Kermit Lynch.