Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Menetou-Salon; Loire Valley, France.
Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken stroganoff with egg noodles and green beans’
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a light red rim. Very musty red fruit and sweet spice aromas. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, medium body and an 80-grit texture. Cherry, pomegranate and cranberry fruit flavors mixed with licorice and chalky mineral. Very nice level of fresh acidity, fine-grained tannins that just showed their grip in the long mouth watering dense cherry finish. WOW, this wine was a real sleeper with its enticing bouquet, layers of fresh flavors that continued to develop from the first sip to the last and a strong finish that simply invited the next sip. We especially liked the soft, smooth mouthfeel in juxtaposition with the gritty texture. It was a very fresh and delicious Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 55152 00156 2
Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.