Domaine Rudel 2016 Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc IGP

Domaine Rudel 2016 Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc IGP

Item Number: 11483

UPC: 3-430560009309

Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub Region: Herault
Appellation/AVA: Pays d'Oc IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Case Production: 945

Vineyard Notes: The vines, while still relatively young (18 years), give a luscious, textural, intense wine which is both classic and yet modern. Only 1.25 miles from the coast, and planted on low-lying gravelly soils, Domaine Rudel benefits from cooling ocean breezes, which allows Pinot Noir to thrive even this far south. The cooling influence ensures the grapes maintain finesse.

Winemaking Notes: This very limited production Pinot Noir is picked when perfectly ripe but with a natural balance of acidity. Cool vinification in stainless steel ensures fresh fruit flavors. The wine is aged for six months (no oak) before being bottled.

Tasting Notes: The Domaine Rudel Pinot Noir is a fruit-driven Pinot that shows soft cherry and red berries flavors. There is underlying savoriness reminiscent of lees. The palate shows structured tannins and beautiful acidity. Grilled lamb would be a perfect pairing, as would a wild mushroom risotto.