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History: Even though Alsace is known for its white wines, many documents relating to inventories of cellars of the abbey of wine collected by the Church in the middle Ages, bear a considerable amount of red wine. Among the 40 varieties used at that time, Pinot noir has a prominent place. Curiously, the decline of this production begins at the end of the SIXTEENTH century, and only a few cities in the Alsace region have maintained the tradition of the production (Ottrott, San Leonardo, Boersch, Saint Hippolyte, Rodern, Marlenheim ...).
Then, what many today consider as a novelty is in fact a legacy of the past that is becoming more and more popular. In constant development since the 1950s, the Pinot noir is currently 9% of the screws of the alsatian vineyard (there was only 2% in 1969).
Tasting notes: This Pinot noir comes from a one year aging in oak barrels. We renew some of our barrels every year or every two years depending on the vintage. In fact, we are looking for a Pinot noir, the characteristics of which may be the tasting of a young wine or can be, after a few years of aging in bottle. The characteristics, depending on the age of course can not be homogeneous.
A nice brilliant ruby red colour, the nose is pleasant with a typical vinous and full-bodied, slightly vanilla for its maturation in oak barrels. On the palate, this Pinot noir Aged in oak barrels, it presents a beautiful harmony with the body, good balance, very fruity with notes of red fruits (blackberry and blackcurrant).
The set is a great finesse, with round tannins and silky revealing
flavors of fruit crisp.
Gastronomy: full Bodied and robust, the combination of this Pinot noir aged in oak barrels, with red meats and game is quite amazing. His power allows him to support the matching with almost all cheeses (Munster, Roquefort, Bleu d'auvergne ...).
Duration of drinking: 10-12 years (and more)
Serving temperature: 18-20 ° C