Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bourgogne; Burgundy, France.
Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Paired With: Roasted tomato soup with homemade ham, Swiss cheese and dried tomato braided Stromboli.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a lighter rim. Damp earth, musty cherry and cranberry aromas with occasional whiffs of strawberry. Silky smooth entry, light body and an 400-grit texture. Powerful, quite juicy flavors of tart cherry, wild wine berry and lesser amounts cranberry. Lively acidity, soft tannins and a medium-length provocative finish that ends with a strong tart cherry taste. WOW, a flavorful, inviting finish where the tannins grow to just a slight grip and everything comes together well. Not a great pairing (even though What to Drink with What you Eat suggests it), we will have a Sauvignon Blanc with this dinner next time. However, it was delightful sipping without food after the light meal. A nice entry level red Burgundy with enough allure to to bring us back for more.
See also, our reviews of other Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot wines
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 8 11644 01204 1
Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchants; New York, New York.