The OLD BRIDGE
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LIGHT / BRIGHT REDS
2014 PINOT NOIR, Elio Ottin. Valle D’Aosta, ItalyOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: Aosta Valley is a small wine region in the far norh west of Italy, literally in the foothills of the Alps, with a very Swiss feel.
This is from 25 year old vines at around 600m. The Ottin estate is just 6 hectares.
Press Reviews: "It was rather impressive the way it opened up in the glass – always a good sign in my experience. Pale cherry red, it was obviously ripened in a fair bit of sunshine – and initially seemed very slightly dry in the sense of having thick skins (the picture of Ottin's vines, in spectacular scenery, suggests that irrigation is sometimes needed, though presumably not in the damp growing season of 2014). But this cheery and rewarding wine also had excellent acidity, perhaps in this case the result of being grown at high elevation, and real grip and graininess on the palate (slightly like an Ahr Spätburgunder). I loved the combination of purity and grunt in the wine. The assertive fruit has a certain charming sweet ripeness to it and yet it's very far from being sickly or syrupy." Jancis Robinson's wine of the week, July 2016
£21.85 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£20.70 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.