This is part of a series of posts about the wines offered at Slows BBQ during the summer of 2015.
2012 Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, Vincent Thomas, Clos de Baccarat
This is like the Chablis of Pinot Noir, impossibly light-bodied and scented of tea, tart cherries and black minerals. Strictly natural farming and cellaring practices make it a hit with BBQ.
This blog has previously written about this wine.
Did you only drink this a few months ago? Try it again. This is an example of how context can dramatically change one’s experience of a wine. In the cold winter months, this Pinot Noir was entirely made of structure – tannins, acids, fruit skin flavors, stems. In July the structure is overwhelmed with sticky ripe fruit sensations – strawberries, tea, root beer, cola, cherries.
This will be a common theme for the Summer 2015 reds. The higher the temperature the sweeter the wine. Some wines are more suitable for this condition than others. More on temperature here.