Brochet Reserve Pinot Noir (750ml)
Central West Loire
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Beef TartareSoft CheeseChicken
This wine is made by Frédéric Brochet, a lover of the Loire terroir who takes great pleasure in revealing its essence through his organic cuvées. Brochet also happens to be the French word for the fish, pike, which is the most populous fish in the Loire Valley. Frédéric Brochet is a pioneer in the region, known for modernizing and elevating the wines of the area while remaining faithful to the natural expression of traditional grape varieties and making organic excellent value wines.
This wine reveals a fresh attack and opens on notes of cherry and raspberry, with some signature herbaceous notes typical of the region. A fantastic pairing with beef tartare with sundried tomatoes, arugula salad and parmesan shavings.
Made from certified ECOCERT organic Pinot Noir grapes, which means no insecticides or herbicides are used and all the fertilizers are organic. Cover crops are used on all the vineyard to prevent soil erosion and to create natural fertilizers. The grapes are harvested during nighttime to preserve primary fresh fruit aromas and flavors. The grapes are de-stemmed, transferred to open vats, cold maceration over at least 4 days, punching down of the cap during fermentation, half the juice ferments in barrel and undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wines ages 6 months in stainless steel vats before bottling.