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2015 Lavender Row Pays d'OC France Pinot Noir

2015 Lavender Row Pays d'OC France Pinot Noir Zoom

This French beauty offers notes of toasted oak, rhubarb, strawberry, red flowers and crushed stone.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2015
Brand: Lavender Row
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About This Wine

It is a sight that must be seen at least once.

Much like the painter’s palette of colors that define autumn in New England, the weeks from June to August represent lavender season in southern France. On some roads in Provence, it seems as if every inch of land not covered by grapevines is blanketed in lavender.

Those fields provide the inspiration for Lavender Row wines, crafted from grapes grown in select southern France vineyards. It’s a region, known as Pays d’Oc, that follows the Mediterranean coastline and receives plenty of sunshine, which nourishes the vines and helps produce perfectly ripened grapes for the vintner’s palette.

The 2015 vintage was good in southern France, and once the grapes were harvested in September, they were crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The goal: to allow the fruit flavors of the region to shine through. Take a sip and you’ll concur: mission accomplished.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Southern France
  • Aromas & Flavors:Toasted Oak, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Red Flowers and Crushed Stone
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and goat cheese.

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14 recipes match for this wine.

  • Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
  • Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
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