Pinot Noir `Helios` Vincent Sipp Dom. Agape 2018

Country
France
Region
Riquewhir
Producer
Domaine Agape
Grape(s)
Pinot Noir (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Light
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Alsace region is a thin strip of steep hillside vineyards which is located in northeast France. It is protected by the Vosges mountains to the west, Alsace is the driest region of France, a factor that compensates for the northerly location. Its wines were the first single varietals in France to be honoured with Appellation Controllée status 70 or more years ago. They are wines recognised for their rich aromatics and distinct character and are an ideal accompaniment with food

Producer

The name `Agape` means `love` in Greek, the universal love which we receive in its purest form, with no strings attached. Created in 2008 by Vincent and Isabelle Sipp, Domaine Agape brings together 10ha of vineyard located on the best slopes of Hunawihr, Ribeauville and Riquewihr - well known for Agilo-calcaire soils producing structured wines with good ageing potential. They are well represented on the prestige Grand Crus of Schoenenbourg, Rosacker and Osterberg. All work in the vineyard is done by hand with meticulous attention to detail. allowing the fruit to be the main expression.
Tasting Notes
A light ruby colour with violet hints, this is an elegant and light Pinot Noir. The nose is restrained with delicate notes of raspberries, red cherries and hints of blackcurrants. The palate is dry with flavours of red fruits with savoury notes of herbs, earth and undertones of coffee. Present, but well integrated tannins compliment the body of the wine and a long length with fresh acidity makes this wine feel sophisticated and refined.
Food
Try alongside roasted Guinea Fowl or with soft cheeses.