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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Kris Pinot Noir 2009
Kris Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 107571)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $13.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Carefully selected from hillside vineyards of Oltrepò Pavese, Kris Pinot Noir offers a uniquely Northern Italian take on this classic varietal. The Pinot Noir vineyards of Oltrepò Pavese are famous for their slopes that face in many different directions, at altitudes ranging from 1600 to 1900 feet above sea level. This creates a wide array of microclimates, each contributing to this Pinot Noir's exquisite balance. Ruby-red with purple hues, Kris Pinot Noir shows aromas of strawberries and red cherries, followed by well-framed tannins. Elegant and subtle, this wine pairs exceptionally well with Speck and taleggio cheese as well as casual Italian meals like pasta, pizza, and sausages. This is a great value wine that will appeal to both Pinot Noir fans and Italian wine lovers.
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About Kris:

Kris wines are a joint effort of winemaker Franz Haas and Winebow. Winebow founder and CEO Leonardo LoCascio first met Franz Haas on a visit to Italy in the late 1990s. Immediately impressed with Haas' mastery of winemaking analytics and his painstaking attention to detail in all aspects of vineyard management and winemaking, Winebow began importing Haas wines into the U.S.

Recognizing Haas' winemaking talent and sensing a tremendous market opportunity for well-crafted, reasonably priced "lifestyle wines" in the U.S. market, LoCascio approached Haas about developing top-notch Pinot Grigio and Merlot to be sold in the U.S. under a new label, Kris. Haas agreed, and in his characteristically meticulous fashion, set about laying the groundwork for this new enterprise.

In developing Kris, Haas examined pre-existing vineyards, and carefully explored new sites with soils and locations comparable to his own, in order to plant new vines. The resulting wines, Kris Pinot Grigio and Heart Merlot, have exceeded expectation in both quality and value.