This is another in the new wave of clearly labelled (albeit blandly labelled) French wines with the grape clearly lablled. It’s an AOC. Garnet in color with a nice rustic nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rustic notes to match the nose along with some soft red berries, raspberries and strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity, and some lighter tannins. This is a spot on pinot and exactly what one should expect. I would give it a solid 88. And it should easily keep a year or so, so feel free to grab a few! We paired it with salmon (red fish red wine) and it went perfectly. A lovely compliment. I will probably go back and grab a few.
From the LCBO web site:
Chanson Réserve du Bastion Pinot Noir 2014 — VINTAGES#: 50575
Chanson Réserve du Bastion Pinot Noir 2014
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity $19.95 WAS $23.95 SAVE $4.00
Limited Time Offer Until January 28, 2018
Release Date:October 14, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in:Burgundy, France By:Chanson Père & Fils Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Pinot NoirDescriptionChanson is rooted in local history: the house was founded during the reign of Louis XV and its cellars are located in a 15th-century tower called Bastion de l’Oratoire. The wine is elegant, with sour cherry, mineral and spice. Unlike many wines at this price point, it’s composed entirely of fruit from the Côte d’Or. Food-friendly, it’s perfect with grilled eggplant with veal cutlets, rotisserie chicken or rack of lamb.