PINOT NOIR 2004 Appelation d’Origine Controlée Alsace
100% Pinot Noir Alsatian Pinot Noir is distinctive and very different than Pinot Noir grown in Burgundy. It is characterized as very dry and light bodied, with soft tannins and a bright acidity. Usually unoaked, Alsatian Pinot Noir is a fruit-driven wine that is typically served cooler than other reds.
VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION
Grapes were sourced from the heart of the Grand Cru area of Alsace, in the village of Hunawihr and its close surroundings. Vineyards are situated on south-facing hills dominated by limestone and argyle. Macerated 6 days on the skins in advanced Rieger tanks. Fermentation took place at 22-24°C with a 12 hour peek at 35°C in thermo regulated steel tanks. Unwooded – vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks.
Alc RS TA pH
12.9% 1.3g/l 3.3g/l 3.53
It has a pure, clean, open, floral, aromatic soft fruit bouquet of cherry, wild raspberry and cranberry. Pleasant, agreeable, easy to enjoy, it is light and delicately refreshing on the palate, full of flavor and with a nice ripe fruit aftertaste.
Pair with cold meats, game, strong or mild cheeses, and aromatic dishes such as lamb tagine, ratatouille, and tandoori chicken.
Imported & marketed exclusively by 57 Main Street Imports, Garden City, NY