Basic Information: Ropiteau Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2016

Producer – Ropiteau Freres

Vintage – 2016

Region – France – Burgundy

Varietal – Pinot Noir

Pricing – $14.49

Alcohol – 13%

Appearance

This wine is clear and pale ruby in color.

Aroma/Nose

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.

Taste/Palate

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 Experience

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.

Pairings

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

Publication Ratings

N/A 

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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