Le Grand Noir Pinot Noir - $9.99

Wine Details

Price: $9.99
Producer: Le Grand Noir
Region: Vin de Pays d'Oc
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: cedar, dried cherry, spicy
  • Red Wine
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Product Description

  • Bright garnet with a leathery, meaty nose and flavors of red cherry and currant. Generous palate with good tannins and a long, lingering finish.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineSpectator - 83 Details: Dried cherry flavors with some cedar notes and a spicy finish. Drink now. 4,000 cases imported. –KM 2004 WineSpectator cedar, dried cherry, spicy

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Red Meat Lamb Stew, Salami or Sausage
Vegetables Tomato

Wine Terms

Name Value
France France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.
Pinot Noir (pee noh nwahr)—A tricky grape to grow, Pinot Noir makes some of the best wines in the world. The prototype wine is red Burgundy from France but Oregon, California, New Zealand, and parts of Australia also produce good Pinot Noir. The wine is lighter in color than Cabernet or Merlot with relatively high alcohol, medium-to-high acidity, and medium-to-low tannin. Its flavors and aromas can be very fruity or earthy and woodsy, depending on how it is grown. It is rarely blended with other grapes.
Languedoc-Roussillon A common name for the varied array of vineyards of southern France spreading from Marseille to the Spanish border. Languedoc-Roussillon lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is Frances most valued wine region in regards to volume of wine produced. Most of the vines in the region are planted on flat alluvial plains. The climate of region is Mediterranean in all areas except for the far western limits. The main Grape of region is the Carigan with Grenache close behind it. The main white variety is the chardonnay.

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