A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.
Great by itself or to accompany all a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Who's behind Le Grand Noir?
Robert Joseph is author of 27 books on wine, including French Wines, Bordeaux and its Wines and The Complete Encyclopedia of Wine. He also founded the International Wine Challenge and built it into the world’s biggest wine competition. He was described by Decanter Magazine as one of the 50 people who would influence wine drinking in the 21st century.
Hugh Ryman was one of the first “flying winemakers” and has made wine in 10 countries, winning numerous awards. His experience gives him a uniquely broad view of the 21st Century wine world. Hugh lives in Bordeaux and in Bergerac where he owns the Chateau de la Jaubertie and loves the terroirs of France.
Labels from Kevin Shaw, devised at his Stranger & Stranger studio have helped to boost sales of wines and spirits ranging from Hendricks Gin to Michel Rolland's Clos de Siete. He is a devoted wine lover himself, with a cellar full of eclectically chosen bottles from both the New and Old World.