Basic Information: Ropiteau Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2016
Producer – Ropiteau Freres
Vintage – 2016
Region – France – Burgundy
Varietal – Pinot Noir
Pricing – $14.49
Alcohol – 13%
This wine is clear and pale ruby in color.
The nose is clean with medium intensity aromas. The aromas consist of raspberry, strawberry, red cherry, licorice, vanilla, smoke and some caramel. I would say this wine is developing based on some of the aromas identified earlier.
Wine is dry with medium acidity and medium (-) tannins. It has medium body and flavor intensity as well. Flavors in the profile consists of cranberry, black cherry, black plum, licorice, vanilla, cedar, chocolate and some earth. This wine has a medium length finish.
Overall, I thought this Ropiteau Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 had really good complexity and balance but lacked in intensity and length. Therefore, I would consider this to be a good wine that you can drink now but shows signs for potential ageing.
Food – Ideal with grilled or roasted red beef, veal, meat pie, pot-au-feu, boeuf bourguignon and cheeses like Brillat-Savarin.
Cigar – Caldwell Cigar The King is Dead
Winemakers Notes – Ropiteau Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016
COLOUR : Brilliant cherry red.
NOSE : Predominantly fruity aromas (cherry and alcohol-preserved fruit) with a hint of lime and mint. Its complexity is typical of Pinot Noir.
PALATE : A round wine with bold fruit underscored by a delicate touch of oak. Good length. Soft and well-balanced.
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