LES PLANTS NOBLES

Production area

In accordance to our tradition and values of elegance and quality, the Pinot Noir grapes and juices from the South of France were selected on specific vineyards cultivated on clay and limestone soils along the Mediterranean coast. Subjected to strong thermal amplitude, the grapes benefit from very favourable conditions to come to full maturity and express all the richness of the variety.

Origins

This range of easy-drinking wines, pays tribute to the great noble French varietals and especially to the roots of Ropiteau Frères.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Harvested by night at optimum maturity, in order to keep all the freshness and obtain nice colour and intensity aromas, the Pinot Noir grapes were directly pressed at their arrival at the winery.
Then, the press juice went through a static settling at low temperature (14-16°C / 57-60°F) for a gentle fermentation and conservation of the fine fruity aromas. Sowing of aromatic selected yeasts was then followed by a fermentation at 18°C (64°F) with micro-ventilation. Once the malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine was racked and aged on fine lies, which were regularly stirred (kept in suspension).

Tasting notes

COLOUR: Light and elegant raspberry pink.
NOSE: Very pleasant, on fresh red fruits flavours such as raspberry and strawberry combined to citrus notes (grapefruit, tangerine) and a little English candy.
PALATE: a very elegant, well-structured and fresh wine offering a frank yet supple attack. The mouth is truly balanced and fulfilled by a perfect combination between a beautiful sense of tension, an unctuous character and a light sensation of sweetness. The result is a very refreshing and harmonious wine, where purity and fruitiness are perfectly balanced ending on persistent and acidulous notes.

Food and wine pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif, with thinly sliced Serrano ham, a mix of garden vegetables and all summer dishes such as a grilled white meat, a filet of pork in curry sauce, grilled prawns, tapas, and mixed salads.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848

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Cour des Hospices
21190 Meursault
France
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