Friday Wine Tasting…Folonari Pinot Noir!

February 22, 2013



Wine of the week:

Folonari Pinot Noir 2010


Winemakers Notes:

A dry, savory red that sings with the flavors of spicy black currants and blackberry jam. Pale to medium cherry colour with up-front aromas of red fruit, spice, floral and oak. It is light to medium-bodied, fruit-forward ending with crisp cherry finish.Folonari Pinot Noir is made using grapes from selected parcels situated at higher than 200 meters elevation. The vines, trained by the cordone speronato or cappuccina systems, grow in soils of marl and sandstone.

The grapes are vinified by the traditional red wine method at controlled-temperature, with about 10 days of maceration, followed by frequent pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic, then 80% of the wine ages at least 6 months in stainless steel, with the remainder in French oak barriques. The wine has distinct aromas of black currants and spices.

Pairing Notes:

Ideal with grilled salmon steaks, barbecued chicken, or earthy portobello mushrooms.

Happy weekend! xo,Caitlin