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“A POWERFUL AND STRUCTURED WINE FROM THE FINEST PINOT NOIR FROM THE GRAND CRU CLASSIFIED VILLAGES.”
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Vintage is crafted from the finest Pinot Noir fruit, carefully selected in Grand Cru classified villages.
Their extreme situation grants the wines remarkable intensity and body.
Blend:All the noble character of Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Champagne region is revealed in this powerful, well-structured wine.
Appearance:Yellow-gold in colour with golden tinges, brilliant, delicate collar around the rim and a ribbon of delicate bubbles like of delightful string of pearls.
Nose:Toasty, dried fruit character revealing almond and hazelnut notes. Intense, offering candied fruit aromas of pineapple and papaya and liquorice.
Palate:Rich, powerful and mature on the attack revealing appealing elegance. Overall sensation of finesse, with a soft, delicate mousse.
As an aperitif, best served at 7 - 8°C.
With food, best served at 10 - 12°C.
Food and wine pairings:
Aperitif: Foie gras toasts on a bed of onions
Starter: Chicken supreme with Morel mushrooms
Main: Duck fillets with prunes
Dessert: Passion fruit Bavarian
- Silver medal – Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2011
- Bronze medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
- Gold medal – Terravino Israël 2011
A warm and wet winter was followed by an equally wet spring. First, in May, came the seri- ous heat, which gave a fast owering around June 14. Chlorosis and mold growth were evi- dent. June and August were hot and dry. But if you were like me, and tried to have a July vaca- tion in Champagne that year, you noticed how cold and rainy it was. The weather was almost as bad as at home, with constant rain and local hailstorms.
Everything looked hopeless, but the good weather during harvest saved a decent amount of fresh grapes. Harvest started on my birthday—September 11—and ended in early October. Chardonnay and pinot meunier did better than the delicate pinot noir. The year will become sought after thanks to their magic number. The quality does not look too fancy yet though. The wines are quite light with short lives. However, it is a very enjoyable moment, with its intense exotic aromas of passion fruit and tangerine. I am delighted to recommend some romantic bottles of the successful pink trio William Deutz Rosé, Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé, and Pommery Cuvée Louise Rosé.
by Richard Juhlin/