Julien Altaber's base Pinot La Fleur Au Verre, like its Chardonay brother, is much more than a base:
The nose of La Fleur au Verre Rouge combines a volatile acidity and slightly reductive notes with lots of juicy fruit from blood oranges, sour cherries and barberries and with a still youthful yeast, some chalk and a light, fine spiciness.
In the mouth it is very clear that Julien Altaber has developed this red wine in a similar way to a white wine and has clearly placed the freshness, the citrusy, lively acidity and juiciness in the foreground. Accordingly, there is tannin, but that lines the mouth rather gently. The juice, which is also reminiscent of blood oranges and sour cherries, characterizes the wine, which presents itself openly and invitingly and just seems to call out "drink me!".
Information about the wine:
La Fleur au Verre is a Pinot Noir from a late-ripening terroir on the Côte Chalonnaise. The grapes were spontaneously and quickly fermented with 50 % centimes on the must of white grapes for four to five days, then pressed and matured in old wood without further additives for six months.
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