Domaine Begude Pinot Noir, IGP Haute Vallee de l'Aude
- Vintage: 2019
- Origin: IGP Haute Vallee de l'Aude, France
- Taste Guide: Light/Medium bodied fresh & dry, only 10% oaked; light red berry nose with raspberry and cherry also found on the palate. Very delicate wood and spicy notes from minimal oak ageing. A fresh, light wine that can also be drunk slightly chilled.
- 75cl - 12.5% - Traditional Cork Opening
- ORGANIC WINE
- Meal matches: Try it with a roasted, pan-fried duck breast or dare we say it, the Christmas Turkey!?
Light, fruity Pinot Noir from Domaine Begude: an organic estate nestled at 300m altitude in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France.
Catherine & James Kinglake bought the 29 hectare Domaine Begude in 2003. They identified the region of Limoux as an exciting cool climate area in South of France and have approx 60% Chardonnay , 20% Pinot Noir and 20% “aromatics” of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gewurztraminer & Gruner Veltliner. James and winemaker, Laurent Girault, with help from Aussie consultant Richard Osborne, which are enjoyed around the world.
Made with minimal intervention and very low sulphites, the wine is pure, fresh, and dry without being austere. Slight (10%) ageing in old barrels adds a hint of earthiness to its flavour, giving depth to its delicate top notes of raspberry and cherry.
Jancis Robinson was ‘most impressed’ by Begude’s ‘interesting and refined’ Pinot Noir. We couldn’t agree more: it’s reminiscent of good red Burgundy, but a fraction of the price.
Waitrose retail this for £12 which is good value for the quality. Bin End customers will only pay £9.99 per bottle.