The 2015 vintage of our Montes Alpha Pinot Noir presents an impressive bright and vibrant ruby-red color. The aromas are highly complex and elegant with a predominance of fresh blue and red berries as well as blackcurrant, licorice, and violets over a backdrop that recalls the forest after a spring rain. Its time in the barrel lends subtle tobacco and vanilla notes plus a clear echo of caramel in perfect harmony with the fruit. The palate is balanced and smooth with medium volume and sensational length, which further accentuates its fruity and floral aromas.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with pasta and pesto, mild, creamy soups (mushroom, chicken), veal chops, salmon, Camembert cheese, mushroom risotto, arugula and herb salad, and bruschetta.
Leathery plum and cherry aromas are accented by tomato sauce, herb and leafy notes. This Pinot has a full mouthfeel with edgy, chewy tannins. Spicy cherry and plum flavors feature integrated oak, while a medicinal note rises up on an otherwise spicy and chewy finish.