Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot Noir, this wine is a medium shade of pink salmon with some lovely, even legs. The nose is delicate with aromas of ripe, summer strawberry and blue cotton candy underscored by a herbal element.
On the palate, it’s completely dry which makes the sweet strawberry all the more intriguing. The tannins are nothing but a mild scrape, the body is medium and the acidity shows at medium plus.
Flavours are beautifully balanced against this backdrop with more fresh berry, ripe rhubarb, sweet pink grapefruit and a mild almond kick. There’s no bitterness though – this wine is gorgeously balanced and the alcohol is seamless although it’s around 13%.
WSET Very Good plus – enjoy asap and don’t age. We drank it with pan seared scallops and fresh greens topped with Gran Padano shavings and balsamic vinaigrette. The bottle ended up in recycling before I could photograph it, so this one is courtesy of the Tantalus website.