Réserve de Marande Pinot Noir
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Reserve de Marande range offers seductive and generous wines, produced in southern France, in the Languedoc Roussillon region.
- This particular Pinot Noir was selected from our best vineyards, from the sunniest areas, to create a wine with smooth taste and aromas of “Garrigue”
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Optimal ripe grapes are essential for a good Pinot Noir, and for full aromatic potential the sugar content is kept relatively low in order to preserve the variety’s elegant style. A part of the crop is harvested early and ferments at low temperature, exalting fruity aromas. The other part, fully ripe, undergoes a traditional maceration. About one third of the blend ages in French oak barrels for many months, adding complexity to the wine.
Tasting Notes: Garnet red in color. Lovely aromas of raspberry and cherry, subtle smoky and peppery hints with some thyme. Fruity, elegant, well-balanced and a silky long finish.
The Réserve de Marande range offers seductive and generous wines, produced in southern France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Gascony region.
Although the Languedon-Roussillon region is home to two big mountain ranges, the Pyrenees and the Cevennes, it also benefits from the Mediterranean climate. With its coastline bordering the area on the South, it brings hot and dry summers after the rainy winters, favoring a perfect maturity of the grapes. In the mountains, the humidity and cool temperatures helps the vines produce grapes packed full with fruity aromas. In this area, the various climates, soils and reliefs means the different varietals express themselves in unique ways.
The Réserve de Marande range of wines has been crafted by a key figure, that participated in the renewed success of Southern French wines. Philippe Lebrun studied winemaking and oenology in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, where he learned the importance of the terroir and its strong influence on the wine style. He particularly excels to craft single varietal wines, where the terroir expression is at its best.
He crafted Réserve de Marande range as he believes in the true potential of the Gascony and the Languedoc regions in producing extraordinary wines, that truly reflect a singular terroir. Bringing his experience and know-how to craft genuine wines, Philippe succeeded in improving quality and taste, thanks to a rigorous selection in the vineyards and a perfect control of the winemaking process. Vintage after vintage, he continuously strives to create tremendous wines, with passion and dedication.