The history of Joseph Castan Fine Wines begins back in 1907 with Joseph, who began producing wine at his modest winery. For years, his wines were praised and appreciated until in 1956 France was hit by what was referred to as a “white hell” with record low temperatures, snow, and frost that caused irreparable damage to the vineyard. It wasn't until 100 years later when Vianney and his wife Emilie, fuelled by their own dedication to viticulture, decided to carry on Joseph's legacy and establish their own winery. Not only are they driven by a generational passion for wine but also a sense of responsibility to the land. In Vianney's own words "We are simply guardians of our land. People come and people go but the land will be here forever". They feel deeply rooted to their home in the South of France where they live with their children and today it is their mission to share quality wines with wine-lovers all over the world. Serve at 16 C. Drink now or over the next 3-4 years.
A few swirls in the glass and we are charmed by the red fruit aromas of cherries, cranberries, raspberries, and pomegranates that playfully mingle together. The fruit notes certainly steal the show but we also find a hint of black pepper spices and a touch of mushroom.
Similar to the nose, the ripe red fruit notes grab our attention with dark cherries and raspberries coming to the forefront. After some time in the glass (we would suggest about 30 minutes), an earthy mushroom element comes forward complimented by a touch of spice. We love the pleasing acidity that keeps this light and fresh followed by a consistent finish. Light to medium bodied, with soft tannins that coat the palate and have us ready for another glass.
Pinot Noir is versatile when it comes to food pairings. This one will go well with many of your favourite weeknight dishes - we're thinking an easy oven-roasted salmon.