Pinot Noir is red varietal grown mostly on cool climates. This grape is mainly associated with Burgundy region of France. Also used to make Champagne. Light to medium body with high acidity makes it possible to age well.
Sutter Home Pinot Noir offers a fresh take on Burgundy’s most celebrated varietal. To preserve the wine’s pretty violet aromas and delicate, bright flavors, winemakers cold-ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks, and briefly age the wine in French and American oak to impart a silky-smooth texture and light body.
This Champagne is crafted from the finest pinot noir grapes selected from only grand cru classified villages. It draws most of its character from the delicate, natural spice of the crus from northern Montagne de Reims (Verzy and Verzenay) and the well balanced structure of those from southern Montagne de Reims, from Bouzy, Aÿ and Ambonnay. The 2008 Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs is a precise Champagne, and a great companion to food, notably delicate, stripped-back dishes.
Pinot Noir is a red grape which has found in New Zealand a home away from home. Intense, elegant and fruit-driven in style, Pinot Noir is an extremely food friendly wine which may exhibit an array of vibrant flavours including red fruit, plum, cherry, currant, often with notes of clove and spice.
Red cherry with crimson hues. Bright aromatic intensity with notes of ripe red cherry, plum, sage and thyme. A pure varietal expression on the palate with the medium weight red fruit balanced with acidity and fine tannins that have a delicious dry finish.
With a distinctive balance with bright cherry notes and hints of red berries, it is big, bold, and complex. GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled or roasted red meats, poultry, flavorful vegetarian entrees, risottos. Enjoy with fish such as salmon, tuna and swordfish.
Soft and fresh on the palate, as we come to expect, knowing the Valley’s climate and terroir. The acidity expresses itself in mouth-watering, tart red fruit. The tannins are present enough to give the wine structure without distracting from the flavour. Delicious flavours of raspberry tea and red cherry are balanced with a bit of minerality. It’s not too fruity and not too earthy, perfectly balanced and delicious!