Hervé Kerlann Pinot Noir Vin de France 2014 - Festina
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For this wine Hervé Kerlann blends Pinot Noir from Beaune (fresh and acidic) and Languedoc (riper structure), creating the perfect balance between fruit and acidity. Only 10,000 bottles produced, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks, further preserving the fruit structure.
The Pinot Noir is an entry level wine from his range, but one that gained professional recognition by winning awards quite often. The wine is fruity yet acidic with soft tannins, typical for well-made Pinot Noir.
About the wine maker
Although Bourgogne is known for the greatest wines in the world, unfortunately lots of poor wines under 20 Euros are being sold. It’s not easy to find a producer that makes a ‘regular’ Burgundy wine, but we did it: Chateau de Laborde from Hervé Kerlann. Hervé Kerlann, originally from a Bordeaux family, moved to Bourgogne to learn about wine business. He became big in the trade, mainly exporting the great wines of top producers to Asia. Once established, he started buying and leasing vineyards to produce his own wines.
Because of his contacts with the great wine makers, he managed to get a few tips from everybody he worked with. He put those tips to work in producing his own wine to make the perfect Bourgogne.