Les Chemins de Bassac Pinot Noir Cotes de Thongue 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A ripe and vibrant Pinot Noir that’s a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Bruno Triguero and Thama Sakuma; Les Chemins de Bassac; Puimisson, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir blend – 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Syrah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes de Thongue; Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $21.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken cordon bleu, smashed potatoes and green beans.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a light purple rim. Very aromatic aromas including cherry, raspberry, dried leaves and the air in a mushroom house on a frosty winter morning. Edgy entry, tart and somewhat gritty mouthfeel, medium body and an 80-grit texture. Ripe cherry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit flavors mixed with occasional cinnamon and licorice tastes. Well balanced acidity, fine tannins and a long bitter and interesting mineral tasting finish. WOW, the words FLAVORS and MOUTHFEEL don’t begin to describe this wine. It’s filled with nuance, intensity and character. We wouldn’t call it elegant, but it just may be one of the best inexpensive “week-night” Pinot Noirs we’ve had in a long time. It was GREAT paired with the tastes in the Chicken cordon bleu and it was equally good sipping without food. We called it a ripe and vibrant Pinot Noir that’s a FANTASTIC value.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 24606 36068 9

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports, Durham, North Carolina.