Schmitt Rheinhessen Dry Pinot Noir 2016
Blackberry, cranberry and licorice on a light and earthy palate, with fresh herbs on the finish.
Pairs well with a variety of dishes such as cucumber, mint and feta salad, post tenderloin or baked salmon with fresh dill.
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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”