Le Champ des Etoiles Pinot Noir 2019
Gorgeous Gold-medal Pinot Noir from France
Winemaker Mark Hoddy had a mission with this wine – to produce the best Pinot Noir outside Burgundy. With its silky raspberry charm and leafy notes, we think he’s succeeded. Working with this finicky grape isn’t easy – Pinot Noir is most particular about its soil and even more about its climate. Indeed, it likes a spot where the fruit only just ripens and the wine is elegant. You wouldn’t think that true of anywhere in southern France, but Mark had three terroirs in mind – Limoux, Carcassonne and the Montagne Noir – up in the hills. There, warm days are followed by cool nights that slow ripening of the grapes and ensure excellent aroma and freshness. A charming red with soft red fruit, it’s great with white meats or a mushroom risotto.
||Red - Medium Bodied
||31 December, 2022