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Pinot Noir Alte Reben

, Switzerland
NEW IN! Another great Pinot Noir from Cicero.

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Pinot Noir Alte Reben

, Switzerland

Availability: Out of stock

NEW IN! Another great Pinot Noir from Cicero.
The perfect example of a "classic" Graubünden Pinot Noir.
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, Switzerland, Graubünden Cicero

Cicero


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Such great Pinot Noir and this is the last we will see of it from Cicero, so grab yours now!

Whilst every wine and every expression of a grape can have it's qualities, there is always something special about a wine that has been allowed to show off the typicity of a grape. This Pinot Noir is one of those wines.

The first thing to notice is that it has a glass stopper so there is less chance of finding a corked wine. Don't ever pontificate that a glass stopper will be totally effective as the bacteria that causes a wine to be corked can slip in from the barrel. I have it on good authority that there have been examples of corked wine in glass stoppered bottles.

The wine is a beautifully light ruby, very typically Pinot Noir and a delight to look at in the glass. It speaks of elegance and delicacy and it is not wrong. On the nose this is like breathing pure Pinot Noir. The aromas are intense from the first pouring although, if you manage to leave some for a second day, they can become more subdued. Massive amounts of red and black fruits with spice galore and an underlying earthiness that grounds the wine and prevents it from being altogether too ethereal.

In the mouth the wine is even better. This is created to be sipped rather than quaffed. A delight to be savoured and never rushed, even if you just want to get to another bottle! The fruits continue to dominate and the texture is smooth and silky. The finish is long and delicious.

Put the Burgundy back on the shelf and do yourself a favour. Drink this instead. Every time.

"Not having tasted Swiss Pinot Noir for a long time, I would most liken this to a good German Spätburgunder – a little more power than a lot of Burgundy equivalents, but still fresh and savoury.  It shows lots of red (strawberry & raspberry) and black (blackberry & blackcurrant) fruit – it’s in no way austere, but neither is it shouty.

I recently attended a Pinot Noir masterclass in Dublin and I would rate this as better than both the French and New Zealand representatives – it definitely stands up against Burgundy of the same or higher price." Frankly Wines (frankstero.com)


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Product code CICEROALTEREBEN
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Cicero
Featured Themes Popular, Cult Wine
Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Pinot Noir
Key Features Unoaked
Winemaking Low Sulphur, Malolactic
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Graubünden
Ripeness Normal
Closure Glass
Vintage NV
Vintages 2012
Last Tasted 9 Feb 2018
1506
vintage:2012
size:0.75
product code:[41CO0112]
alcohol:13.5
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size: 0.75
vintage:2012
product code:[41CO0112]
closure:Glass
variety:Pinot Noir
alcohol:13.5
last checked in:2018-02-09

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