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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Wine Details
Price: $23.99 per bottle

Description: Alba Vineyard currently has one of the largest Pinot Noir vineyards on the East Coast. This quintessential Burgundian variety is very particular about the location of where it thrives. It loves limestone soils and cool climates well suited to Alba’s terroir. 2010 was an exceptionally dry year with an early harvest. Our Estate 2010 Pinot Noir features nicely perfumed aromas of cherry, blueberry, and blackberry. Rich, full-bodied, and smooth-textured our Pinot delivers a pure core of dark fruit and wild berry flavors that are intense and persistent. This is an elegant wine that offers depth and expressiveness on a long lingering finish. (580 cases made) The 2010 Pinot Noir makes it extremely versatile when pairing with food. Meat, poultry, pasta, and grilled fish are some of the many accompaniments that would go beautifully with this wine.

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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