Full Review

Le Clermont

Le Clermont
2018 Pinot Noir, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$6.45

Le Clermont
2018 Pinot Noir, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Brick red color. Fruity aromas of wild cherry pastry and beeswax with a tannic, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length carob, black tea, and pencil shavings finish with chewy, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A dry and tannic Pinot Noir for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: wild cherry pastry and beeswax
Taste Flavor: carob, black tea, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and tannic pinot noir for the table.

The Producer or Importer

Julia Wine

The Producer or  Importer
230 Rue Notre-Dame
Lavaltrie, Québec J5T 1K1
Canada
1 514-875-8467

Their Portfolio

BR Accents 2018 Pinot Noir, France 12.7% (France) $6.45. - Bronze Medal
88 Accents 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, France 13% (France) $6.45.
86 Aperto 2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Italy 12.3% (Italy) $6.45.
85 Aperto 2015 Merlot, Italy 13% (Italy) $6.45.
BR Le Clermont 2018 Pinot Noir, France 12.5% (France) $6.45. - Bronze Medal
85 Ve Ne Da 2018 Cabernet Franc, Italy 12.5% (Italy) $6.45.

Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.