2007 Reserve St. Martin Vin De Pays D’Or Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $10, screw cap. The flagship varietal brand of the Les Vignerons du Val d’Orbieu, one of the largest wine producers in the world. Sourced from high altitude vineyards in the Languedoc region of Southern France close to the Mediterranean. The grapes are not de-stemmed, fermented in temperature controlled cement vats lasting 12 days. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports, Harrison, NY. · Very floral and perfumed with slight scents of black cherry and oak. Mildly tart berries particularly cranberries with Christmas spices. Soft and light with mild tannins and a prominent acid tang on the finish. A bright acidic wine quite distinctive in character from New World Pinot Noir. A good value and a suitable accompaniment to food. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: St. Martin
From article: More Sips of Pinot