Les Volets Pinot Noir Pays de la Haute Vallée de l'Aude 2019
Delicate raspberry and red berry fruit follow on to quite a rich yet savoury palate of bright flavours.
Made from hand-picked grapes, this wine has been vinified in large, old oak barrels which impart additional texture and intensity. Aromas of delicate raspberry and red berry fruit follow on to quite a rich yet savoury palate of bright flavours, fleshy fruit and a full finish. A well structured and serious wine which has a nice freshness to balance the rich fruit characters. It’s showing all the signs of longevity and potential for cellaring. Delicious both with and without food. Try with a herby sausage casserole, grilled lamb, ham hock with lentils.
Grapes for this wine are sourced from the wild, rugged landscape of Pays Cathare that surrounds the towns of Carcassonne and Limoux - home to the AOP Languedoc and Limoux, but the vineyards do not stop with the AOP geographical limits and it is from these outskirts that this range of exceptionally interesting wines have been sourced. One of the great advantages of the region is that it benefits from enviable geographic and climatic conditions allying the warm Mediterranean sunshine which is tempered by the altitude and the cooler nights so characteristic of the foothills of the Pyrenees. These are ideal conditions allowing for the longer, slower ripening of the grapes, providing a superb base for the creating wines that offer intensity, complexity and finesse. Vegetarian and Vegan.