PINOT NOIR BY FLORIAN MOLLET-DOMAINE ROC DE L’ABBAYE 2021
This Pinot Noir by Florian Mollet-Domaine Roc De L’Abbaye is a flat-out stunner: a French Pinot Noir that drinks like a superstar with a fantastic price tag to boot! That’s what great wines do, and when you taste this Loire Valley Pinot Noir, you’ll be hard-pressed to understand how it comes in at less than $23.
The Loire Valley has been the chosen retreat of the French elite for hundreds of years. Its countryside, dotted with fairy-tale-like architecture, where the Mollet family has managed their estate since 1850. The terroir here is considered to be some of the world’s best, with volcanic soil, limestone and clay interspersed throughout. All of which are consistently found in the greatest wine regions around the globe.
Florian Mollet’s Pinot Noir bottling is a long way from average. This wine is a case study in Pinot Noir finesse, elegance, and has unbelievable value-for-dollar. It is incredibly versatile with food and perfect for special occasions or ‘everyday’ drinking alike. Have at it!
PINOT NOIR BY FLORIAN MOLLET-DOMAINE ROC DE L’ABBAYE: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / smooth and silky, earthy, floral, fruity, mineral / Oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
FOOD PAIRING / Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat
TASTING NOTE / Light garnet in colour. Aromas of sweet strawberry fruit and dried honey are overlayed with hints of pepper and subtle red fruits. Cranberry and redcurrant flavours on the palate are showcased in this delicate wine with real finesse.
A LITTLE HISTORY
The winery is located in St. Satur, adjacent to ‘Clos du Roc’ vineyard (white, yellow, blue and black flint), which was owned by the Abbey of St Satur from 1450-1750 AD. The Mollet family has managed the estate since 1850, and it’s been in the Mollet family ever since. In 2000, the eldest son in the family, Florian, took over the estate with the determination to become one of the finest Domaines in the area. The estate has 11.5 hectares including the famous Clos du Roc de l’Abbaye vineyard in Sancerre.
This Pinot Noir is made with Florian’s winemaking expertise in Sancerre. Florian selects the most beautiful parcels grown on the clay and limestone plateau of Sologne Viticole region. He harvests only when the grapes have reached their full maturity. The result is a silky, smooth and refined Pinot Noir!
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