The Pinot Noir "Les Oliviers" is less "jammy" than its Californian
cousins. It is more Burgundian and delicate. Because of the cooler than usual summer, the wine has more fresh fruit and floral aromas, with lots of red cherry flavors. Though the concentration is similar to 2010, 2011 is fresher and more supple. It has lovely aromas of violets and shows ripe cherry and raspberry characteristics on the palate. This is a gorgeous food wine and works well with roast meats, tuna and cheeses.