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Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2008 Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir was sourced from the Languedoc Roussillon region in Southern France.   The 2008 Pinot Noir grapes were crushed and destemmed, and then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks and rotary fermenters at moderate to warm temperatures (22‐28° C or 72‐82° F).   About 20% of the wine underwent whole cluster fermentation.  After primary fermentation was complete, the wine went through malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and help balance out the tannins.  Around 6% of the wine was aged for two months in heavy toasted French oak, which imparted soft, generous cinnamon flavors to the wine. The components were then blended, filtered, and cold‐stabilized for bottling.

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Red Bicyclette:
Appellation is a French word for "place" and refers specifically to the location where a particular wine's grapes are grown. Red Bicyclette Merlot grapes, for example, hail from Herault and Gard located in the Languedoc Region of Southern France, a verdant area of rolling hills and wildflowers bordering the Mediterranean Sea. In French, terroir links the taste of wine with the place where th... Read more
Appellation is a French word for "place" and refers specifically to the location where a particular wine's grapes are grown. Red Bicyclette Merlot grapes, for example, hail from Herault and Gard located in the Languedoc Region of Southern France, a verdant area of rolling hills and wildflowers bordering the Mediterranean Sea. In French, terroir links the taste of wine with the place where the grapes are grown. Therefore, no other wine in the world will taste the same as a wine whose grapes are grown in French countryside soil. And, no other wine tastes quite like Red Bicyclette from France - taste for yourself… Read less

Member Reviews for Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: GrantC
237913191
1.00 5
04/10/2010

I'm not a big P.N. fan to begin with, and this bottle did nothing to change my mind. Almost no aroma to this wine. Some slight cherry flavors at the begging, but with an uncomfortable bitterness on the back-end that really put me off. I'm really disappointed.


Snooth User: stiffa
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3.00 5
10/25/2009

Full of cherry flavor. Mild body is easy on the palette. Delicious for the price.


Snooth User: imike
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4.50 5
12/22/2010

Good luck finding it since the scam Several parties in the Languedoc have been formally charged with selling millions of euros of fake Pinot Noir to Ernest


Snooth User: KatG123
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5.00 5
02/07/2010

For the price? This is a terrific pinot noir. Like stiffa said above, it is easy on the palette and has a delicious burst of flavor. I took a bottle to a dinner party the other night and the bottle was gone fairly quickly. A lovely wine you can feel confident will be well received in casual company.


Snooth User: jdpribula
69544088
5.00 5
12/25/2010

Five glasses



Tasting Notes:

Our 2008 Red Bicyclette® Pinot Noir showcases dark fruit aromas and flavors of black cherry and ripe plum.    The light oak influence produces subtle notes of cinnamon for a soft, yet full middle palate and a smooth, luxurious texture.

Our 2008 Red Bicyclette Pinot Noir was sourced from the Languedoc Roussillon region in Southern France.   The 2008 Pinot Noir grapes were crushed and destemmed, and then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks and rotary fermenters at moderate to warm temperatures (22‐28° C or 72‐82° F).   About 20% of the wine underwent whole cluster fermentation.  After primary fermentation was complete, the wine went through malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and help balance out the tannins.  Around 6% of the wine was aged for two months in heavy toasted French oak, which imparted soft, generous cinnamon flavors to the wine. The components were then blended, filtered, and cold‐stabilized for bottling.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.38
Sugar: 6.0 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.9 grams per liter

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