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Alphonse Mellot Pinot Noir Cotes de Charite French Loire Red Wine 750 ml

$23.39

Tasting note

Appearance brilliant ruby medium instensity

Nose bright red and black fruit, cherry and raspberry with hint of herb, stone and tea

Palate firm palate medium tannins, fresh acidity, crunchy red fruits with hint of herb, good midpalate depth and medium finish pair up with roasted salmon, duck breast with herbs and mushroom risotto.

Description

“One or two IGP regions do stand out as distinctive and of potential future significance, and these seem worthy of some examination. One region I would place in this category is the Côtes de la Charité. A stepping stone between the Loire Valley and Burgundy, in terms of terroir (Oxfordian limestone) it resembles large parts of Sancerre as well as the Côte d’Or, and the varieties (90% of the vineyard is planted to either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir) provide another obvious link with the vineyards of Burgundy. Little wonder then that a number of vignerons from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé have ventured south to plant in the Côtes de la Charité, like Ligérian moths to a Burgundian flame.” Jascots Wine Merchants

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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