LE GRAND NOIR PINOT NOIR
LE GRAND NOIR PINOT NOIR. A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberry and cherry driven wine with hints of strawberry and oak with a refreshing note of pepper.
Sourced from the coolest area, Limoux, of the South of France influenced by the fact that it is situated at the foothill of the Pyrenees rising in to 400 meters above sea level, with sea breezes both from the Mediterranean and Atlantic ocean. Strong viticulture control starting with defined Clone selection aimed at obtaining low yeilds, good canopy management helping produce ripeness. The rows are grassed down to avoid excessive vigour. In tourist terms, Limoux is considered the Tuscany of the South of France.
Made in a very Burgundian manner – the whole bunches went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was Burgundian-style manual punch-down to break up the cap and maximise colour. Very little press wine was used.
Food Pairing: Great by itself of to acompany a wide range of red meat dishes, or with fish such as tuna or salmon.