Coteaux de l'Ardèche: Cépage Pinot Noir 2018
A youthful Ardèche Pinot Noir which has subtle strawberry scents and a core of soft, juicy redcurrant fruit with pleasant smoky undertones over gentle tannins. It won't be harmed by a brief sojourn in an ice bucket!
This Pinot Noir from the Vignerons Ardéchois is a light and supple wine, with a couch of juicy berry fruit that lends it well to light chilling. Nobody is going to mistake this for a Gevrey-Chambertin but it does have appealing raspberry aromas and supple, stewed red fruit flavours over a foundation of fine tannins.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Ardèche|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||A wine designed to be drunk when fairly young but will easily withstand 2-3 years in the bottle.|
|Vinification||Rigorously controlled and graded grapes are harvested at optimum maturity, pressed and fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks prior to fining, filtration and Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
The Vignerons Ardéchois Cave Co-opérative (also known as U.V.I.C.A - Union des Vignerons des Coteaux de l'Ardèche) has its roots in the late 1960s when the Presidents of 7 major Cave Co-opératives agreed a unified policy of modernisation, re-planting and marketing. Based in the town of Ruoms, 20 kilometres south of Aubenas this forward-thinking, modernist collective has done much to revive the fortunes of this ancient vine-area, which dates back to Roman times. Today the Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 different smaller co-operatives. U.V.I.C.A is a terrific source of keenly-priced, well made single variety wines and accessible, fruit-driven blends.
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