Grosjean Freres 2015 Pinot Noir, Vigne Tzeriat, Valle d'Aosta DOC

Grosjean Freres 2015 Pinot Noir, Vigne Tzeriat, Valle d'Aosta DOC

Item Number: 13841

UPC: 0-811644010177

Country: Italy
Region: Valle d'Aosta
Sub Region: Valle d'Aosta
Appellation/AVA: Valle d'Aosta DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Vigne Tzeriat
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0 g/l
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sand
Elevation: 2,624 feet
Case Production: 190

Average Vine Age: 5-40 years old

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are from the Tzeriat vineyard (southern exposure) in the town of Quart.

Winemaking Notes: Pinot Noir fruit is 100% destalked. Punch down occurs three times daily with an air pump for the first 5 days and subsequently only once daily. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The free run wine is aged in barriques for 18 months and an additional 6 months in bottle before being released. This wine is aged partly in steel and partly in oak and is lightly filtered before bottling.

93pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 3/4/2021
"A release of about 3,000 bottles from a three-hectare parcel at a whopping 850 meters above sea level, the Grosjean 2016 Vallée d'Aoste Pinot Noir Vigne Tzeriat is a soft, glossy and polished expression with wild berry, blue flowers, potting soil, mountain flowers and tart almond. The fruit is farmed organically and the wine ages in barrique for 18 months. This is a tight, lean-bodied red with the fresh acidity and the bright berry flavors to pair with your next Thanksgiving dinner of wild turkey and buttery acorn squash."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (6/1/2018)

    Luminous pale medium red. Musky ripe red cherry, fresh herbs, brown spices and mint on the nose and palate. Then sweeter and larger-scale but more backward today than Grosjean’s classic Pinot Noir bottling, and showing a medicinal austerity along with its sweet, fleshy ripe fruit. A very big Pinot Noir for the Valle d’Aosta that finishes long and pure with a broad, fine dusting of tannins. Aged 18 months in three- and four-year-old barriques. The vines are 60 years old, and that shows clearly in this wine’s depth.