Gearbox, Pinot Noir
This dense, sophisticated Gearbox red wine is a blend of 84% Pinot Noir and 16% Petite Syrah and boastfully over-delivers aromas of fresh strawberries, wild raspberries, and spicy cherry cola. The bold, yet resolved palate has a clean, well-balanced acidity that ties up neatly with a complementary cream and caramel finish. This wine display aromas of sun dried cherry tart, cinnamon, rose petals and red rock candy, backed by notes of graphite and black tea. The delicate aromas follow through to the flavours with the addition of dried cranberry with a soft finish.
Gearbox wines focuses on grapes from the most prestigious cool climate wine regions and vineyards of California. These wines echo the style of the classic wines of Burgundy and highlight classic Burgundian grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Although single vineyard wines are sometimes considered superior to regionally blended wines, the consistency and easy drinkability of a regional wine when made by a skilled winemaker cannot be denied. In this respect, Gearbox blends are made to grace the dinner table as elegant, light-hearted, ready-to-drink counterparts to the more austere and long lived premier and grand cru wines of the region.
Pinot Noir is Burgundy's most famous red grape variety believed to have originated from a rare grape grown in only a few selected regions of France, Gouais Blanc.
Food Suggestions: Served with grilled red meat, barbequed steak, Pho Bo Kho and strong hard cheeses
Origin: California, USA
Ageing: In neutral French Oak Barrels