Francois Labet Pinot Noir Corse VDP - ile de Beaute 2022
Screwcap. Produced by François Labet (of Clos de Vougeot's Chateau de la Tour), this versatile Mediterranean Pinot Noir oozes personality. The vineyard is located on the east coast of Corsica's Haute-Corse department, at 400-metres altitude above the town of Ghisonaccia. Rather unlike the treatment for his red Burgundies, François Labet fully destems the fruit for this wine and then ages it two-thirds in tank and one-third in French oak before bottling.
This is already open for business, with spice, blue fruits, earthy forest floor notes and even some secondary tones starting to shine through. On top of the sweet core of fruit there’s some Mediterranean garrigue, a hint of anise and a kiss of French oak spice. The bright, clean finish reflects the wine’s rocky, high-country terroir with juicy tannins and a snap of tangy acidity.
Country/Region: France, Corsica
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml
Best serve at 17 – 18°C