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Domaine Ferrandiere Pinot Noir Pays d’Oc 2013

Proof that you can get quality Pinot Noir in France further south than Burgundy.

Proof that you can get quality Pinot Noir in France further south than Burgundy.

The Languedoc isn’t the first place I’d look in France for Pinot Noir, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be found. This medium-light bodied wine has far more character and personality to it than most from Burgundy around the same price (£10). It has raspberry/black cherry aromas with a hint of toast from barrel ageing, that are met on the palate with a food loving acidity and an intense hit fresh red fruits (red cherry, raspberry). Tannins are Medium-low and fine, so you’d need to concentrate to notice them really, leaving this wine closer in style to some Beaujolais and finishing longer by far than it should at this price range. £8.49 from Majestic Wines (with 2 or more bottles in your case).

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