“Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring …” so starts the legendary Nancy their Sinatra song Summer Wine. When I hear that song the first wine that springs to mind is a fresh and fine Pinot Noir, fruity and fine with a lot of berries. This weeks wine fits that description and at a paltry 139,90 it’s a real bargain!
Burgundy is of course the most famous wine district when it comes to Pinot Noir, and todays winemaker makes most of his wines in Burgundy, but not this weeks recommendation. Their Château Pech Latt is located near Lagrasse, a charming medieval village located high in the heart of the Corbières appellation, in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. The vineyard has been cultivated organically since 1991. The estate spreads over 340 hectares, encircled by garrigue covered hills. These calcareous and red marl hills create a natural shelter, offering protection from weather changes and the strong winds of the South. As a pioneer of quality, Chateau Pech Latt was one of the first vineyards to convert to organic viticulture in the South of France. The vineyard is worked using only natural and mechanical methods.
For the red wine, after a thorough sorting the grapes are fully destemmed, and then macerated in large concrete tanks for around 20 days. Then the wine is gently pressed pneumatically, and matured for at least 6months, before a light filtration and bottling.
Louis Max Climats Les Terres Froides Pinot Noir - 139,90 kr
Fine nose with rasberry, strawberries and herbs. REally delicate. Wuite soft en fine in the mouth. Good minerality and acidity. Soft to the pallet and fine. Rasberries and strawberries dominate with hints of cherry. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Can be enjoyed cool almost like a rosé. Workes well with grilled meats and poultry. Try it with Coq au vin!
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