Our red wine at Delaporte is crafted from pinot noir vines which range in age from
twenty to forty years. Seventy percent of these vines are planted in argilo-siliceous (clay
and sandy-flint) soil. The remaining 30% of the vines are planted in limestone soil.
These vines are cultivated in a sustainable manner, which shows maximum respect for
the ecosystem and the environment.
The grapes are 100% hand-picked and are sorted manually on a sorting table daily
pumping over, pigeage and constant sampling, in order to extract from the cap of grape
skins and solid matter the maximum amount of fruit aromas, colors and tannins
contained in the skin of the grapes. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 228-litre oak
barrels for 50% of the harvest and in stainless-steel vats for the other half. The wine is
bottled after six months of aging without filtration.
This Pinot Noir wine's beautiful deep ruby-violet colors give away to the aroma of very
ripe red fruits (cherry, blackberry, and raspberry). The nose is intense and wellintegrated, with odors of cooked red fruits and roasted coffee beans. There are also hints
of graphite and cinnamon. Very round and smooth on the attack, with tight tannins on
the palate. In the mouth come aromas of smoke and prune. This wine is ready to drink
but could also be kept for some years.
When young, our red wine can be served cool (at 54°F) with delicatessen meats, firmtextured fish, or white meats; it also pairs very well with roasted meats. This wine will
reach its potential three years when it will be best served at 59°F, ideal to accompany
game dishes and mature cheese
Producer Domaine Delaporte
Category Wine - Still - Rose
Grapes Pinot Noir
Alcohol by volume 12.5%
Features - Sustainable, Vegan