FRANCE - Le Chat Noir Pinot Noir
Winery : Le Chat Noir
Le Chat Noir is a brilliant, and inexpensive French pinot noir from the Aude Valley, rather than Burgundy which might explain why the makers can produce such concentration and flavour for so few dollars.
"The Domaine du Treille and Domaine de Martinolles vineyards are located in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Limoux with the famed walled hillside town of Carcassonne nearby. Over ten years of age, these naturally low yielding vineyards produce the finest French Pinot Noir outside Burgundy due to the cool climate, high elevation and similar soils." - Vincent Charleux, winemaker
Campbell Mattinson's review for previous vintage Le Chat Noir:
'..Better still, it smells perfumed and buoyant and tastes fresh and vigorous. It doesn't just scratch the pinot itch, it gets the heart racing. If you see this wine around, and you're a pinot noir fan - BUY.' 92 points www.winefront.com