Montsablé, Pinot Noir, IGP Haute Vallée de L'Aude, France, 2021
Wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit du lieu’. The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.
Authentic, crafted small batch wines. Wines of the wilds. Old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more. Wines to share..., some of which, namely Felicette, Mont Rocher and Montsablé we have been proudly producing for some time.
The Pinot Noir is harvested from cooler vineyards in the Haute Vallée d'L'Aude Altitude, climate and limestone rich soils combine to produce outstanding fruit, with which we create wines of elegance and freshness.
The grapes slowly ripen in the cooler vineyards and offer a good level of natural acidity. Burgundian influenced methods are used for the vinification with a gentle extraction by punch-down of the cap. Low temperature vatting (24°C) to preserve the fragile and subtle notes of the Pinot Noir. Maturation in stainless steel vats on fine lees with 10% aged for 3 months in new French Oak.
% wine oaked: 20
% new oak: None
Cherry red colour, intense dark cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose, a rich round palate with notes of red summer fruits such as raspberry as well as darker berried fruit. Nicely integrated oak adds to the structure, and lends a spiciness to the long finish
Served very slightly chilled this has more than enough depth of flavour to partner rich white meats (game birds), pigeon or duck as well as venison.
Pinot Noir 100%
6 x 75cl