Listening Station Shiraz

Boots & Hearts, 2017

One of our French head winemakers, Guillaume Létang, was quoted saying this wine is "Our best Pinot". From the heart of the Languedoc region, it takes the skill of it's winemaker in his boots to nurture the vineyards and allow this cooler area in the South of France to bring the grapes to their full potential.

SKU: FPB945 Category: Red

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How it's made

Produced from grapes grown at fairly high altitude to allow a long and complete ripening period (always makes the winemaker's job that much easier!), the cooler growing temperatures also help ensure purity of fruit, natural acidity and less alcohol. Cool maceration in stainless steel before the fermentation temperature is allowed to increase up to 77ºF with gentle pumping over. The focus is on keeping the fruit and extracting enough structure for the wine to be aged for 12 months, in 228L French barrels, on fine lees then a period of rest in stainless steel after barrel racking, before being bottled. From the vineyard, through the winemaking process, into barrel and finally into bottle, the only goal was to respect the Pinot Noir varietal identity and have a flavorful, elegant wine.

Food Match

This Pinot Noir will pair well with a herb roasted pork tenderloin, a pomegranate-citrus glazed duck breast, oven baked salmon or herb roasted mushrooms.

Tasting Notes

A complex nose of smokey raspberry fruit with a hint of pepper and spice. The flavor profile is one of red cherry, raspberry and plum with rounded, silky tannins and vanilla spice all leading to a juicy, mouth-watering finish.

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Contains sulfites and no other allergens
13%
Pays d'Oc
Pays d'Oc, France
Guillaume Létang
Cork
12 x 750ml
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36.60 lbs.
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Polylaminate
55 cases per pallet / 5 layers