The Hedonistic Taster | № 11
by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML
“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer
Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.
The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.
The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.
Schug Winery | 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros
Wine: Schug Winery Pinot Noir, Carneros
Suggested Retail: $30
Vineyards: 29% Schug Estate, 27% Iund, 26% Sangiacomo, 17% Ricci, 1% Brown.
Harvest Dates: August 26th – October 1st 2014
Sugar at Harvest: 24.5 degrees Brix, average.
Fermentation: Six (6) to eight (8) days in stainless steel punch-down and rotary fermenters, with cap immersion up to three(3) times daily.
Release Date: November 1, 2015.
Robe: Clear, deep garnet robe.
Nose: Cherry cola, red currant, basalt nose.
Palate: Cranberry, red cherry, leather on the palate. Well balanced with mild tannins, bright acids, and a lively minerality.
Suggested Pairings: Burgundy Lovers: This one’s for you. You want this wine. You need this wine. It has all the characteristics of a Premier Cru Bourgogne Rouge from Mercurey without the price points or import hassles. Suitable for sipping any season, served with any fare, but this one pairs especially well with salmon.