Vincent Girardin “Emotion” Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France.

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100% Pinot Noir





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Subtle and restrained; but as I said at the beginning of this post, this wine skews more towards the fruit than it does the savory elements (i.e. in the same way that is to be expected from a Californian Pinot). Not that this is Old World dressed up in New World clothing…

The red and black cherry should come as no surprise, with stewed strawberry and raspberry as secondary flavors. Oak is evident but not overwhelming. I also get coffee, licorice, dried herbs, earth, with even a little cola in there. Fairly smooth on the finish and certainly something I would have no hesitation in drinking again…but maybe if I’m taking it to someone else’s house in a bid to subtlety convert them to the Old World. 



The obvious pairing would be to go with French cuisine, i.e. pate, duck, game, or charcuterie etc. Also give thought to dishes with complimentary ingredients such as red fruit reductions, mushrooms, truffles, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.




Available in Jacksonville from Riverside Liquors and/or Royal Palm. Call first to order/confirm stock.


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