Ripaille Pinot Noir
A relative newcomer to the Alberta market, this Pinot Noir packs some serious juice into a very affordable package. Rockstar winemaker Bruno Lafon has truly outdone himself on this one. Bourgogne Rouge fans are sure to love its earthiness, bright cherry and soft strawberry flavours.
Because the vineyards are located in-between the Pyrenees to the South and the Black Mountains to the North, they enjoy a privileged climatic position where the heat of the Mediterranean climate is tempered by the softness of the Atlantic influences. This extraordinary mixture – where the days are sunny and warm, where the wind blows almost continuously and where the nights are cool, produces amazing wines.
Captures the senses with floral scents including violet and flowering wild thyme. Raspberry licorice entices further along with wild strawberry, dark cherries, tobacco & spice. The palate is juicy but balanced by rich forest floor, clove and savoury flavours. Good tension between acid and fine tannins offers a well-rounded palate with appealing length.
Pair with charcuterie, ham and other cold meats. Patés and terrines. Classic French dishes with light creamy sauces such as rabbit or kidneys with a mustard sauce. Goat cheese. Grilled asparagus. Spring vegetables such as peas.
Due to the nature of the Alberta Government distribution system, Highlander is unable to guarantee vintages. We will do our best to ensure that the vintages on our online offers are updated and accurate. However, if we cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be notified accordingly and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel your order.