Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir

Product: Red wine

Product number, Alko: 483537

Certifications: SIP (Sustainability in practice) certified

Packaging: Glass bottle

Closure: Cork

Volume: 750 ml

Vintage: 2020

Producer: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Country: USA

Region: Arroyo Grande Valley

Acid: 6 g/l

Res. Sugar: 0 g/l

Alcohol content: 14% vol

Serving temperature: 15-18° C

Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 100%

Nose: Notes of red berries and earthiness. The wine is distinct with subtle aromas of blackberry cobbler, strawberry and pencil shavings.

Mouth: This full-bodied Pinot Noir reveals fine texture coupled with cola, mushroom, toasted bread and wet masonry.

Soil: Rocky clay loams derived from volcanic and ocean floor parent material (Chamise, Diablo, Lodo, Nacimiento soil series)

Vinification: Fruit was hand-picked, destemmed then cold soaked in five- and ten-ton fermenters at 50 degrees for 3-days. After a seven-day fermentation, the wine was pressed off to barrel, keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention.

Aging: The wine was aged for 11 months in Franҫois Freres and Ermitage French oak barrels, with 40% new oak.

Awards and recognitions: Vintage 2020 not submitted for reviews, previous vintage earned :

• 93 Points, The Tasting Panel
• 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
• 91 Points, James Suckling
• 90 Points, Wine Spectator
• Gold, 2021 SF International Wine Competition

Information about the producer: Since 1982, the Laetitia Vineyard & Winery has produced elegant wines that champion the exceptional character and diversity of the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA. Originally founded by an established French Champagne house, the Laetitia estate carries on in the longstanding traditions of Burgundy and Champagne with a focus on small-lot Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. Valuing legacy, balance, innovation, and sustainable practices from harvest to glass, the Laetitia team works meticulously from vintage to vintage to ensure that every bottle of Laetitia wine is as expressive as the coastal land from which it originates.

The producer’s personal opinion about the product: Our Reserve du Domaine offers an elevated expression of California Pinot Noir at an affordable price. This Pinot Noir is approachable, and versatile – suitable for various occasions and food pairings (casual weeknight dinner to special gatherings and gifting).

Enjoy together with: Roast duck, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or roast chicken

Price: €29,72