Pinot Noir "Classic," Fischer
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Pinot Noir "Classic," Fischer - 2016

Item # 37686 750mL
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Tasting Notes

An easy drinking bistro style of Pinot Noir from the cool Thermenregion. The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine underwent the malolactic fermentation in traditional big barrels, where it matured for 12 months.


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Staff Pick Notes

Austria's Thermenregion bears comparison to the Cote d'Or, not only in the soil and climate (warmer and drier than much of Austria) but in how its winemaking traditions were founded and perfected through the expert efforts of Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages. So what better place to grow Pinot Noir? And what a Pinot Noir this is! The nose is alive with brambly, wild fruit, incense, winter spices, and earth, leading to amazing depth on the palate and a lasting finish. Fermentation happens in stainless steel, then the wine softens up a bit in large barrels for 12 months, making for a very approachable wine and great purity of fruit. Pair with game, savory mushrooms, and root vegetable stews.

- JON

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