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Pinot Noir " Réserve"
History of the Alsace Pinot Noir
Even though Alsace is known predominately for its white wines, there are numerous documents relating to the stocks of abbey cellars and to wine taxes raised by the Church of the Middle Ages, alluding to considerable quantities of red wine. Among the 40 grape varieties cultivated during this era, Pinot Noir figures most prominently. Surprisingly, a decline in production began at the end of the 16th Century and the only localities in Alsace to preserve the tradition of red wine were Ottrott, Saint Léonard, Boersch, Saint Hippolyte, Rodern and Marlenheim. What is today considered a novelty in the region is in reality a legacy of the past that is becoming increasingly successful.
Tasting notes of Pinot Noir Reserve Jean Biecher & Fils
Alsace Pinot Noir is a fresh wine revealing flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackberry, and soft tannins. Partially aged in wooden barrels, it is a complex and structured wine with more pronounced colour and flavours evocative of ripe fruits or leather.
Food and wine :Red meats and game call for red Alsace Pinot Noirs revealing dark red colour and intense cherry flavours. Overall, Alsace Pinot Noir pairs well with white meats and poultry, certain cheeses, and because of its mellow tannins, can even accompany fish beautifully. International cuisines should not be overlooked as suitable partners: Middle Eastern and Moroccan dishes (hummuus, tabouleh, lamb tagine and couscous) are an excellent match for these wines, as are less sweet chocolate desserts and desserts based on red fruits or berries.