Francois Labet Pinot Noir d'lle Beaute (Corsica) 2013
Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick

Francois Labet Pinot Noir d'lle Beaute (Corsica) 2013

Regular price $30.00
The background story is Labet has a holiday house in Corsica and over the years he had fallen in love with the region's rocky, high-altitude terroir. He had also recognised that there was a possibility that Pinot Noir could work in some of the more elevated sites on the island. So, when the opportunity arose to work with a local vigneron and friend to produce a Corsican Pinot, he didn't hesitate. This vibrant, versatile Mediterranean "Burgundy" oozes personality and should be bags of fun to play with.

Unlike his Burgundies, François Labet fully de-stems the fruit for this wine and then ages it in tank and one-third French oak before bottling. Labet's talent with Pinot is clearly on show here. He has crafted a fabulous value that is engaging, both classic Pinot and at the same time offering a twist of something clearly Mediterranean. This little beauté is simply a delicious and outstanding value Pinot Noir, no matter its origins. Its personality is equal parts French Pinot Noir (dark cherry, inky, floral), Mediterranean (spicy, earthy) and even Alpine (refreshing, tangy and medium bodied). But best to try it yourself! We don't think you'll be disappointed.

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