Aigle Royal Pinot Noir 2016
IGP Haute Vallée de l'Aude
- From the highest Pinot Noir parcel in the estate (503 m) facing due south facing the snow-covered mountains of the Pyrenees
- The quintessence of the cultivation of a noble grape variety: Pinot Noir on a unique terroir in Languedoc (a blend of mountain and Mediterranean climate)
- Tender, fruity and finely spicy. TheAigle Royal offer of fine and silky tannins and develops a very long length.
- The estate is cultivated in biodynamic agriculture certified Demeter since the 2018 vintage.
- Rated 90 by Robert Parker
- Rated 16.5/20 in the Bettane & Desseauve guide
- Master at the Global Pinot Noir Masters 2018 of Drinks Business
Ruby red, light purplish reflections
Very intense small berries (raspberry, redcurrant) with toasted notes
Tender, fruity and finely spicy. The tannins on the finish are fine and silky with a very long length and a persistent finish on the fruit.
Custody and service advice
To be enjoyed ideally at 12-14°C with grilled red meats, roasted poultry, grilled or sauced fish and ripened cheeses
The grapes are hand-picked in small boxes and vatted, after destemming, by gravity. Vatting (fermentation and maceration) for 20 days in open vats with punching of the cap twice a day at the beginning of the vatting. After pressing and separation of the presses, the run-off juices are put into new French oak barrels for 10 to 12 months ageing. The wine is racked from the barrels and kept in vats for 1 month in order to obtain a natural clarification. It is bottled without filtration.