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Sparkling Pinot Noir

Sparkling Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Superb red sparkling wines are relatively rare. But this Sparkling Pinot Noir has achieved the perfect balance between the depth and flavor of a full, complex red wine and the elegance associated with the style of méthode champenoise. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Carneros region, it was initially handled as a still wine with the exception of slightly more whole–berry carbonic maceration, then inoculated and allowed to ferment until it reached a perfect balance between color, fruit and structure. The result is a deep ruby red fresh and fruity wine with less of the tannins normally associated with a still red wine. Aromas of ripe plum, with a touch of clove and cinnamon underneath, play beautifully on the strong bouquet of spicy cherry, light cranberry and chocolate.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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