Classification: Vin de France
Region: Corsica Island in the Mediterranean sea and Languedoc
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil: The diversity of terroirs (shale, slate, limestone, gravel) adds complexity and richness to the
Climate: Selection of the vines located in the coolest areas. The climate is Mediterranean, very windy
with high temperatures and exceptional sun. But due to the location, there is a wide
temperature range between cool nights and warm days, ideal for the maturation of Pinot
De-stalked grapes – Cold pre-fermenting maceration for 3 days to extract complex aromas
(at 12°C) – Alcoholic fermentation in vats with punching of the cap twice a day (temperature
carefully controlled to reach 27°C at the end of the fermentation) – Malolactic fermentation
Viticulture: Low yields, hand tending, careful selection and minimal interference in the natural ripening
of the grapes.
Appearance: Purple red colour.
Nose: Intense aromas of fresh red cherry fruits with spicy hints, tobacco and coffee notes.
Long cherry pie and vanilla flavours magnified by a hint of spices (curry). Rich and fullbodied with supple tannins and a long silky aftertaste.
Food Matches: Friendly dishes (tapas), tomato based dishes, spicy food, Mediterranean dishes, paella, white
or red meat, risotto, grilled tuna, chocolate-based desserts.
Best served between 14 °C and 16°C.
Wine list comments: The nice balance between acidity and his silky texture carries this wine to a long finish.
Silver Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard 2021 – France – 2019 vintage
88 Points – Ultimate Wine Challenge 2020 – 2018 vintage
Silver Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Tasting 2020 – 2018 vintage
Bronze Medal – Global Pinot Noir Masters 2020 – 2018 vintage
Press Review: * Wine Enthusiast – December 15, 2007 – Buying Guide Rating: 84
* USA Today Wine Blog 2/21/07 “RECOMMENDED”. Simple and unpretentious, yet distinctly
French, this wine completely lives up to its name. The fruit is restrained, the texture is soft and there is
a smidgeon of that ethereal Sideways character lurking in the bottle.