Le Chat Noir M. Pierre Pinot Noir (6pk)
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Region: Gers & Aude Valley
Soil: Clay & Limestone
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Hilde Chevillot
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Sourcing: Fruit from the Gers region, in the centre of southern France provides a core of vibrant and expressive fruit with impressive depth whilst the high altitude, cool climate Aude Valley fruit provides lifted aromatics, savoury complexity and bright, fresh acidity.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration. Maturation is primarily in stainless steel with roughly one third undergoing carbonic maceration, aiding aromatics and fruit expression. A further third receives three months maturation in French oak for complexity.
Vintage 2016: A very warm and dry vintage with noticeably low yields exacerbated by frosts in early Spring. The conditions continued with just enough relief via light showers before a very early and compounded harvest that had vignerons scrambling. A famous vintage for red wines, with rich flavours and impressive concentration matched by balance and freshness.
Tasting Note: Blood red in colour with a lifted and expressive nose, bursting with bright perfume, ripe plums and dark berries. The palate is rich and supple with a core of sweetly fruited red berry and dark cherry flavours balanced by fresh acidity. Notes of forest floor and smoky spice add complexity before fine tannins provide definition to the finish.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154010456
Carton Barcode: 9344154010494