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Maison Joseph DrouhinLaforet Bourgogne Pinot Noir2011 The 2011 Bourgogne Laforet Pinot Noir has a light nose of dark cherry and cranberry fruit that is simple, clean and fresh. The palate is nicely balanced with crunchy brambly red fruit and a light, agreeable finish. Commercially sound, this is an easy-drinking Burgundy that forms a perfect introduction to the delights of the region. (Interestingly, a sample that had been opened earlier in the morning displayed more loose-knit red fruit rather than black fruit profile.) Drink now.

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DESCRIPTION:

Grapes are selected from different vineyards, generally from the Côte de Beaune. They are hand-picked and then brought to the Drouhin cellars on the outskirts of Beaune. The destemmed grapes ferment in open wooden vats or stainless steel fermenters for two-to-three weeks. Part of the wine is aged in barrels, part in stainless steel tanks, so that the wine can acquire more complexity and keep its fruitiness.


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GRAPE VARIETY:

100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS:

It is not a wine we recommend to cellar for many years. Drink it when young, up to two or three years. We suggest serving Laforet at 59° F-61° F. Easy to match with food, it will be best with assorted deli meats, poultry, white meat, "au gratin" dishes, roasted meat and soft cheese.

TASTING NOTES:

"A wine full of charm: bright ruby color and a nose rich with aromas of red fruit (raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry). On the palate, the wine is pleasant, fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance". - Véronique Boss-Drouhin

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2011
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The 2011 Bourgogne Laforet Pinot Noir has a light nose of dark cherry and cranberry fruit that is simple, clean and fresh. The...
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