Thursday, 26 January 2012

Montescano Refugio Pinot Noir 2010

Made by Andre Ostertag in his Casablanca bolt hole of winery. In contrast to the much more conventional Pinot Noir (see previous post) this is the funky one. Vinified in concrete eggs (buy one here), which allow a better circulation of wine through the tank, as opposed to more traditional tanks. I'm guessing that the vinification is much closer to the French natural school than the fuller bodied Pinot.

On the nose it is a riot of wild brambly berries, floral notes and scented cherries, on the palette it has that zippy drinkable acidity and sinuous tannins that spell drinkability.

I would happily drink a case of this.

Available from via Vin du Monde in France and FMV in the UK (I didn't bother to check the price but I don't think it's that much)

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