Very bright cherry red in colour. Deliciously fruity nose of red fruit such as cherry, redcurrant and pomegranate. The mouth is pure, fresh, and upright with fine tannins whose structure gives good balance and great persistence. The first palate of citrus and hints of exotic fruit is followed up by red fruit aromas. The 2021 vintage has given us a magnificent rendering of this northern variety in a southern terroir, in a Pinot Noir of great allure and formidable personality.
IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Pinot Noir
12.5 % alc./vol
Clay-limestone with 20 % ferrous red, white and grey clay. Situated in the most continental part of the Languedoc Roussillon, the soil is lightly sandy, so it has well aerated and drains well. The vineyard is at 250 metres altitude and there is a significant difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures, which is ideal for Pinot Noir.
The grapes are destemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place at around 22°C. Punch down twice daily during alcoholic fermentation. Three weeks in tank. Malolactic fermentation happens after settling in concrete tank.
A glimmering, cherry red wine. The nose is very fruity in this vintage with cherry, pomegranate and small red berries, as always, but also touches of leather and spices. The mouth is fresh and supple with harmonious and subtle Pinot Noir tannins paving the way to a beautifully taut finish. Classic notes of red fruit are complemented by lightly spicy notes in this wine that asserts its origins in a majestic expression of what this northern variety has to offer.