Pinot Noir is a prima donna when it comes to climate, liking it neither too hot nor too cold – yet it’s worth the effort to create a silky, pure fruit red like this. The skill is in choosing the right vineyard, which isn’t so tricky for Chai winemaker Mark Hoddy, who knows exactly where to find top quality Pinot Noir grapes. He works closely with his grower friend Joseph Bousquet, who has a small domaine, close to Montpellier. There warm sunny days are tempered by cool sea breezes that help retain freshness, delicacy and finesse.
You’ll find all this, plus cherry and raspberry charm, and gentle, toasty vanilla spice from almost a year’s ageing in Burgundian oak barrels. A great red with pan-fried duck, roast lamb or mushroom risotto.
Review "Stunning. Delicious wine. Nice fruit, well balanced and very easy to drink. Excellent price even" Online Review For the 2017 vintage