Kris Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Price: $14.29
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $13.99
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Item No. 107571
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

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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Style: Light & Fruity
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Learn 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....

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Learn About Friuli-Venezia Giulia

(free-oo-lee veh-netz-ee-ah gwee-yee-ah) The furthest east of the Tre-Venezie, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (usually just called Friuli) is celebrated for its zingy and zesty whites. Hugging the alps and the Austrian border, the climate here is cool and the vines are planted on the hillsides, allowing for more sun exposure. The cool temperatures of the region result in the lively...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

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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