Aude Valley, France -
Wow, an inexpensive French pinot that's great to drink. It is from the Aude Valley, rather than Burgundy which might explain why the makers can produce such concentration and flavour for so few dollars.
We've had Le Chat Noir in stock for a couple of weeks and it has already proven very popular. All who've tried have really enjoyed this well-priced pinot, and despite the fact that it has a slightly more savoury finish than your average big-fruited Tas or NZ pinot, it is extremely quaffable without food.
"The Domaine du Treille and Domaine de Martinolles vineyards are located in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Limoux with the famed walled hillside town of Carcassonne nearby. Over ten years of age, these naturally low yielding vineyards produce the finest French Pinot Noir outside Burgundy due to the cool climate, high elevation and similar soils." - Vincent Charleux, winemaker
Reviews for previous vintages Le Chat Noir -
“An excellent combination of substance and drinkability.” Winefront.com.au
“Outstanding value..probably right when he (Vincent Charleux) calls this ‘the Best French Pinot Noir outside Burgundy’.”Campbell Mattinson,Sunday Magazine,10 January 2010