Les Volets Pinot Noir 2016

Purity and integrity are the hallmarks of this competitively priced Pinot Noir, showing all the signs of longevity and potential for cellaring.


Pinot Noir 100%

SKU: FPB028 Category:
How it's made

Grapes are sourced from the wild, rugged landscape of Pays Cathare that surrounds the towns of Carcassonne and Limoux with its argilo-calciare sub strata and home to the AOP Languedoc and Limoux but the vineyards do not stop with the AOP geographical limits. It is from these outskirts that we have sourced some exceptionally interesting wines. One of the great advantages of the region is that it benefits from enviable geographic and climatic conditions allying the warm Mediterranean sunshine which is tempered by the altitude and the cooler nights so characteristic of the foothills of the Pyrenees. These are ideal conditions allowing for the longer, slower ripening of the grapes, providing a superb base for the elaboration of wines that offer intensity, complexity and finesse. The traditional 'noble' grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have a natural affinity here in the Haute Vallée de l'Aude, as does the less widespread Malbec (originally known in France as Cot). Made from mostly hand-picked grapes, the wine has been vinified in large, old oak barrels which impact texture and intensity.

Tasting Notes

Darkly-stained diaphanous red with upfront aromas of freshly picked raspberries and an underlying savoury leesiness. Fleshy red fruits and jam continue to the palate and are met with structured tannins and acid – the foundations of a serious Pinot Noir.

Food Match

Delicious both with and without food; try with a herby sausage casserole, grilled lamb or pea and ham soup. Don't serve too warm!

Allergens

Contains sulphites and no other allergens

ABV

12.5%

Appellation

Pays d'Oc

Region / Country

Roussillon, France

Winemaker

Guillaume Letang

Closure

Screwcap

Case / Bottle Size

12 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

3430560005844

Case Weight

36.86 lbs.

Case Barcode

23430560005848

Capsule Type

Aluminum

Pallet Details

70 cases per pallet / 5 layers

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