New Case of the Month Selection – Super high quality French Pinot Noir for less than $15!!! This is hands down my best wine find of 2016…………so far! If you shop at the store regularly, you know that I am a Pinot Noir “enthusiast.” I love the delicate and pretty flavors, the silky and smooth texture, and the subtle earthy underpinning of the grape, but I hardly ever find those nuances in versions under $15. I’ve found it, and I’m confident in saying that the 2014 Domaine Brunier Pinot Noir is the best Pinot Noir value in the store. It’s our new Case of the Month, and it’s on sale through Tuesday, March 15th. Here’s the deal:
2014 Domaine Brunier Pinot Noir
Regular Price: $11.99/bottle
Sale Price: $8.99/bottle on solid cases (over 20% off) or $9.59/bottle on solid 6-packs (20% off)
Domaine Brunet is located in France’s Limoux region, in the southern part of the country. Unlike many of the warmer, Mediterranean influenced wine zones of France’s Languedoc, Limoux enjoys a cooler, more Atlantic influenced climate that is perfectly suited to the cultivation of Pinot Noir. In fact, most experts and insiders agree that this zone is the best spot in France to grow the grape outside of Burgundy.
I think the experts are right as this wine completely reminds me of a good, entry level, regional Bourgogne, but it sells for a fraction of the price. It pours a lovely, translucent ruby color and the bouquet is classic French Pinot Noir — high toned red fruits and spicy/earthy complexity. On the palate, the wine is light to medium bodied, supple, and loaded with ripe cherry, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, clove and allspice. All in all, the Domaine Brunet Pinot Noir delivers a ton of pleasure for a ridiculously low price! My instincts tell me that it will easily hold up for at least 2 or 3 years — if you like Pinot, get a case!
There you go — really, really good French Pinot Noir for as low as $8.99/bottle! I know some of you will be skeptical so I invite you to stop by the store this Friday, February 19th any time between 4:00 and 7:00 to sample it along with some other great value wines from Europe. Otherwise, stop by the store or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be glad to hold your wine for up to two weeks. Many thanks and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!
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