Friday, August 02, 2013

Switzerland Meets Italy


I really like the Swiss style of Pinot Noir...and what better to marry with an Italian dish ( I'll get letters from Italians) than this red.
Markus Ruch Pinot Noir
Halle Chölle 2010

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

It goes well with the food becau8se there is a briary feel to it...cherry and raspberry fruit with a sandpaper layer of tannin. The palate is fresh and there is a lifting acidity that asks for food. That's not to say you can't drink it alone...I carried on after the food was gone to a better place than the pot.
Good stuff...
Points 17.5

Hand picked grapes...spend time in new, 2-year old and 3-year old casks...all from Burgundy...and you would be excused if you placed it there in a blind tasting.

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