Laboure Roi Les Sangliers Pinot Noir Reserve 2003

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

Price: $11.99
Item No. 86714

Winemaker's Notes

Planted in the cooler parts of the region, the Pinot Noir is able to produce a fine coloured wine with true black cherry/raspberry aromas and a rounded fruit flavours that are lifted by an attractive acidity. The wine is best drunk in the first two years to appreciate the fruity character of the Pinot.

Production Area
Wine taking the name Vin de Pays d'Oc may come from any of the four departments of what is known as Le Midi: the Gard, the Aude, the Herault and the Pyrenees-Orientales. As a wine region the area, also referred to as the Languedoc-Roussillon, is one of the oldest in France, having been planted by the Romans. For most of the 20th century the region produced vast quantities of very common wine, and it was only with the creation of the Vins de Pays in 1973, an appelation that encouraged the promotion of the good regional wine from all parts of France, that the area began to attract investment both in vineyards and wineries. By the mid-80's, the success of varietally labelled wines from the New World persuaded growers to plant the noble grape varieties of Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire and Rhone Valleys in the Midi with increasing recognition. The Vins de Pays d'Oc represent around three-quarters of the total of all French Vins de Pays, with an average annual production of one billion bottles. Production of Pinot Noir is still under 0.5% of this. Laboure Roi's production averages 11,000 cases of Pinot Noir produced from grapes grown in Aude.

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Noir

Vinification
Grapes are machine harvested in the early morning to avoid the heat of the dry, transported to the winery, de-stemmed and ferment for 6-8 days under controlled temperatures with daily pumping over of the juice. The malolactic, or secondary fermentation follows and the wines mature for a further 6 months in tank before bottling.

Color
Ruby red

Bouquet
Black cherry / raspberry aromas and rounded fruit flavors lifted by an attractive acidity. The wine is best drunk in the first two years to appreciate the fruity character of the Pinot.

Taste
Attractively lively fruit, generous finish.

Alcohol
12

Serving Suggestions
Serve at around 65 Farenheit, even a little cooler on a warm day. Drink with cold cuts, pasta, sausages, grilled steak or pork chops, mild cheeses.

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Armand Cottin acquired Laboure-Roi in 1974. From its start in 1832, the small yet prestigious Burgundy negociant house--established in Nuits-Saint-Georges by Messrs. Laboure and Roi--had been firmly rooted in the local winemaking community, enjoying an excellent reputation for its high quality wines. Under the leadership of Armand and his brother Louis who later joined him,...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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